I have a nec 3540a mounted as a master on a secondary ide channel on a w2k-xp dual boot system. There is a pioneer cd-rom drive mounted as slave on the same channel.
Under w2k-sp4, i have no problem at all.
Under xp-sp1, the nec drive is not visible under Explorer while the pioneer drive is. Through TweakXP, I checked that the drive was NOT hidden (it just doesn’t appear on the drive list). The odd thing is that under the Device tab of the control panel, the drive is listed as it should be and “it is running normally”.
This is a new incident which appeared suddenly. I haven’t installed any new equipment recently.
By the way, when I boot, I get the message that the Secondary Master device (the NEC drive) is not ATAPI compatible although everything looks fine in the BIOS! This message appeared at the same time I ran into this incident.
Any suggestion is welcome.