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Hi guys.

 

As above XP Pro just yesterday now says both my DVD + BD writers are now CD-ROMs and don't work....

 

I've uninstalled them and reinstalled and windows finds them both and tells me the new hardware is installed but may not work properly...

 

Any Ideas?

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Hi guys.

 

As above XP Pro just yesterday now says both my DVD + BD writers are now CD-ROMs and don't work....

 

I've uninstalled them and reinstalled and windows finds them both and tells me the new hardware is installed but may not work properly...

 

Any Ideas?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060#top

 

Might be worth a try.

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Hi guys.

 

As above XP Pro just yesterday now says both my DVD + BD writers are now CD-ROMs and don't work....

 

I've uninstalled them and reinstalled and windows finds them both and tells me the new hardware is installed but may not work properly...

 

Any Ideas?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060#top

 

Might be worth a try.

 

Thanks Chewy, looked good but still have the same problems:(

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how are they detected in bios? as the correct drives?

 

i've heard of xp doing this sometimes, there is a registry key you can change that tells XP what type of drive the device is.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

 

that article only mentions cd drives, but i assume it may be the same for DVD/BD writers, or worth looking at anyway.

Not sure what has caused it, but this may fix..

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Got Daemon tools installed? If so that can cause some weird optical drive issues, in particular the SPTD drivers it installs.

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how are they detected in bios? as the correct drives?

 

i've heard of xp doing this sometimes, there is a registry key you can change that tells XP what type of drive the device is.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

 

that article only mentions cd drives, but i assume it may be the same for DVD/BD writers, or worth looking at anyway.

Not sure what has caused it, but this may fix..

Thanks also p0is but still no good...

 

Got Daemon tools installed? If so that can cause some weird optical drive issues, in particular the SPTD drivers it installs.

Thanks aliali again also. but no Daemon tools installed here...

 

how are they detected in bios? as the correct drives?

 

i've heard of xp doing this sometimes, there is a registry key you can change that tells XP what type of drive the device is.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

 

that article only mentions cd drives, but i assume it may be the same for DVD/BD writers, or worth looking at anyway.

Not sure what has caused it, but this may fix..

Thanks also p0is(+)n but still no good... oh I did forget to look "in how are they detected in bios" doing that now..

 

Got Daemon tools installed? If so that can cause some weird optical drive issues, in particular the SPTD drivers it installs.

Thanks aliali again also. but no Daemon tools installed here...

 

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how are they detected in bios? as the correct drives?

 

i've heard of xp doing this sometimes, there is a registry key you can change that tells XP what type of drive the device is.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

 

that article only mentions cd drives, but i assume it may be the same for DVD/BD writers, or worth looking at anyway.

Not sure what has caused it, but this may fix..

Thanks also p0is but still no good...

 

Got Daemon tools installed? If so that can cause some weird optical drive issues, in particular the SPTD drivers it installs.

Thanks aliali again also. but no Daemon tools installed here...

 

how are they detected in bios? as the correct drives?

 

i've heard of xp doing this sometimes, there is a registry key you can change that tells XP what type of drive the device is.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

 

that article only mentions cd drives, but i assume it may be the same for DVD/BD writers, or worth looking at anyway.

Not sure what has caused it, but this may fix..

Thanks also p0is(+)n but still no good... oh I did forget to look "in how are they detected in bios" doing that now..

 

Got Daemon tools installed? If so that can cause some weird optical drive issues, in particular the SPTD drivers it installs.

Thanks aliali again also. but no Daemon tools installed here...

 

 

OK bios see's them ok as this : IDE channel 0 Master none

IDE channel 0 Slave ST3160815A

IDE channel 2 Master ATAPI IHAS324 B

IDE channel 2 Slave HL DT ST BD-RE BH12

IDE channel 3 Master WDC WD6400AACF-00G8B

IDE channel 3 Slave none

 

how are they detected in bios? as the correct drives?

 

i've heard of xp doing this sometimes, there is a registry key you can change that tells XP what type of drive the device is.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

 

that article only mentions cd drives, but i assume it may be the same for DVD/BD writers, or worth looking at anyway.

Not sure what has caused it, but this may fix..

Thanks also p0is but still no good...

 

Got Daemon tools installed? If so that can cause some weird optical drive issues, in particular the SPTD drivers it installs.

Thanks aliali again also. but no Daemon tools installed here...

 

how are they detected in bios? as the correct drives?

 

i've heard of xp doing this sometimes, there is a registry key you can change that tells XP what type of drive the device is.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

 

that article only mentions cd drives, but i assume it may be the same for DVD/BD writers, or worth looking at anyway.

Not sure what has caused it, but this may fix..

Thanks also p0is(+)n but still no good... oh I did forget to look "in how are they detected in bios" doing that now..

 

Got Daemon tools installed? If so that can cause some weird optical drive issues, in particular the SPTD drivers it installs.

Thanks aliali again also. but no Daemon tools installed here...

 

 

OK bios see's them ok as this : IDE channel 0 Master none

IDE channel 0 Slave ST3160815A

IDE channel 2 Master ATAPI IHAS324 B

IDE channel 2 Slave HL DT ST BD-RE BH12

IDE channel 3 Master WDC WD6400AACF-00G8B

IDE channel 3 Slave none

 

 

I thought I'd add these 2 to see if that's right/same as others http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w295/mag63/BD-RE.jpg

 

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w295/mag63/DVD.jpg

 

I'll add these screen shots too, http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w295/mag63/error2.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w295/mag63/error.jpg

 

This happens because Windows find the hardware then calls them CD-Rom's and then gives the files for CD-Rom's and wonders why it doesn't work.....................

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Put up some pics and new info, hope it helps...

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All fixed now after reinstalling XP Pro but.....................lost sound on the install and no matter what I tried (Drivers again) nothing worked so I got a PCI sound card with it's own drivers and that fixed that.

While I was at it I put in a Gigabyte GE Force 210 1GB DDR3 Video card PCIE :)

 

It's a Gigabyte MB by the way and maybe when I reinstalled Windows with service packs 1 and 2 together on the one disk I should have put everything back in and "then" put in the service disk 3 AFTER.....

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