OK, some background info...
I have built a new PC, Athlon 1700 XP, 512 DDR Ram, Ricoh CD RW & DVD Combo drive, 40 GB HD, hard disk caddy (for swapping HDs with a 2GB H/D installed), SB Live, NIC connected to a linksys router through a broadband cable modem, running Windows XP.
When I built the PC first of all every thing worked fine, had some minor problems with boot up (problems recognising the h/d caddy), but CD was good. Loaded software, copied a CD to check the drive was working, all perfect.
Also had a problem with temperature, so I decided to swap cases, a fantastic coolermaster 201, brilliant case dropped both my CPU and M/B temps by 10C at idle and heavy usage.
Anyway I digress, also decided to install a SB Audigy Platinum. Took a bit of messing around but all is now working except.....
My CD drive will play audio CDs, I guess thats to do with the internal CD to Sound card connecting wire, but.....
In any music player software package (i.e Realone, Windows Player etc.) it only lists 5 tracks, I know there are 11 and it plays all 11 but only reads these five and there is no listing, like track title etc.
These same 5 tracks are visible whatever audio CD I put in the drive ??????????
Now when I put in a data disk, although Explorer recognises the drive, absolutly nothing shows being on the CD, it's blank ???
I know the CD works, it plays CDs, I loaded software etc. But now it won't read data CDs, or read audio CDs properly and I have no idea why.
I read somewhere that XP has a problem with more than 2 IDE devices, is this true ?
Also I could change IDE cables to see if there is a problem there.
Any other ideas or thoughts.