New Hardware Named Wrong Under XP Pro

vbimport

#1

I just installed my new Lite-On LTR-40125W drive (removed Plextor 12/10/32A) and now I see an odd issue under Windows XP. When going to My Computer/Explorer, the drives are referred to as "CD Drive" and my zip drive is now referred to as Removable Disk. The drives function normally from what I can tell, but they just don't appear properly anymore. I spoke to MS (actually on hold w/them, finishing up the call), and they're pretty retarded... :rolleyes: Any ideas on what is going on? Hardware specs/setup:

ABIT BX6 Rev 1
Intel PIII 600
256MB RAM
Windows XP Pro
WD HD1 on Promise Ultra100 controller as Master
WD HD2 on Primary IDE as Master
Lite-On LTR-40125W on Secondary IDE as Master
Toshiba SD-M1402 on Secondary IDE as Slave
Zip Drive on LPT1

Thanks for any help you may provide.


#2

Ok, odd, uninstalling and reinstalling Nero took care of the problem. Nero was used w/my Plextor, just find it odd that Nero affected the drive names… :confused: Thanks anyway! :smiley:


#3

Nero does that, really? Well I don’t really see the problem with your drive names though, yeah the CD should be CD-RW. I had this problem once cause I messed with the the services, you know the background programs that XP runs. What did it used to say with your Plextor?

DFourthHorseman


#4

That is strange. I have the same problem the Stealth DVD drive created by Daemon Tools is labeled only as a CD Drive under My Computer and not DVD , it used to show up as DVD. My Plextor burner just shows up as a CD Drive and it used to show up as cdrw … and my scsi zip shows up as removeable but I think it always did that.

I uninstalled Nero and still have the same problem… Oh well they still work just as good but it is annoying


#5

Ya, I still don’t understand why Nero affected the naming schemes. I mean, sure maybe the CD-RW, but why would it affect the Zip and other CD devices (including my virtual daemon tools volume). I guess cause they’re all considered removable media? Who really knows…


#6

I doubt it was nero. It probably has something to do with Auto-Insert Notification.

But I’m just guessing! Either way, it won’t affect the drive


#7

It could be, as while this problem was in effect, Auto Insert didn’t work, ie: when insterting zip disks, or blank CD-Rs it would not pop up an Action window as usual. After uninstalling/reinstalling all went back to normal. :confused: