I recently had to change my hard disk because it stopped working... After gettin a new HD with windows XP SP2, my previously flawless GCE-8526B stopped reading cds and also writing cds. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers but that didnt work... please help!!!!!!!
What was changed?
The only thing that i changed was i changed my OS from Windows XP professional without SP2 to XP professional with SP2 on the new HD. By the way if it makes any difference i also have a DVD drive on the same IDE cable. i tried switching from master to slave but that didnt work either...
You said new HDD. Did you copy the Windows XP installation to the new HDD or installed freshly? If the latter is true, it's not just an addition of SP2 service pack to existing Windows XP. So many changes could have happened if it's a new installation. I mean what you said is virtually like saying "I moved the drive to another PC with nearly the same configuration and it does not work anymore."
It was installed freshly. Ur right, its just like i moved the drive to a new PC, but it should still work shouldn't it... Do u have any ideas on what i could do or maybe whats causing the problem coz i'm
Yes, I also think it should work the way it did on the first installation of Windows. That's why I asked you back. Something must have been differently installed. (Not a really great answer, but I have no better guess.)
Damit! It sucks when things seem to happen for no apparent reason... Thanks anyway.