I have 2 cd\dvd drives that are not recognized by Windows xp. They worked fine until I swapped out a slave hard drive for a few hours. They have not been recognized since. The drives are a HP DVD1040 and a Magicspin IDVD16DD. The PC is a Dell.
They will open and close and the read light comes on for a few seconds when a disc installed. Windows Explorer shows 2 DVD drives, but will give an error message saying to put in a disc if I click on either one of them (even though good discs are in the drives). I've tried data, program and movie discs.
I have tried a new data cable. I have uninstalled. I have removed the upper and lower filters in the registry.
After I uninstall, Windows will reinstall the two DVD drives, but both show up in Device Manager as "UO5522V IOG895V SCSI CdRom Device". The really weird thing is that Window will reinstall these two devices even if the two actual drives are not connected to the PC.
I've gone as far as I can. Can anyone help?