I just joined CD freaks to get some feedback on how to get my Aopen CD drive working right. So, it would be good to have a forum or at least a thread for Aopen problems/questions.
Running Windows 2000 SP4, w/ all windows updates, does not recognize my CD/optical drive at all.
My Computer shows only my floppy drive and the hard drive.
It's an Aopen 48x read-only. I only use it for installing progs or re-installing Windows periodically, and I had it working before the latest re-install, so it's not broken. No doubt it's a driver problem, but I would like to find out if I can 'flash' it with some firmware to permanently update it so I don't have to waste time on it again, and again.
Of course I forgot to back up my drivers before redoing Windows (as I had forgotten about this problem.)
The motherboard is an HP, older Vectra, but the OS should 'see' the CD drive regardless of the motherboard, right? Also, I didn't use any HP motherboard software, just W2K.
(This is not my main computer, it is only for surfing the web when I'm burning a DVD etc. on the other one. For that reason it's not worth upgrading to a CD burner, or replacing this reader.)
Thanks for any help or suggestions!