I recently got my old Dell Dimension 4100 up and running again. I got my drivers from Dell’s official site. The problem is that my DVD drive is not detected by Windows. I searched the Dell’s driver page for my computer model, but they only have a different NEC drive. I’ve searched many websites and downloaded drivers that claim to be for this model, but none of them work. I run the extraction program that puts the files on a floppy. Next, I boot the computer from the floppy drive. It asks if I want to install the firmware. Every time I hit yes, it tells me that the drive is either not detected or has already been flashed.
I know for a fact that the drive is working. I was able to reinstall Windows with it. Also, this drive can only read CD’s/DVD’s. It can’t write anything.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!