[QUOTE=GaryG;2619378]A new HP 1260i DVD/CD Writer is recognized by BIOS and HP desktop hardware but not by Windows. Device Manager driver reinstalls and device uninstall/reinstall produces an Error 32. I’ve followed the Microsoft ‘fixes’ down to the letter with no luck and also uninstalled any existing software relating to DVD’s.
Thanks to all for the suggestions. Turned out to be a Registry issue, confirmed by trying a CD boot (which was a boot-up option) and then letting the Registry do its’ thing during a normal boot. Once the Upper/Lower filters were removed things were just fine.