Please help can't find drive

vbimport

#1

I just upgraded (at least they call it an upgrade) to windows vista. I have the standard dell drives in my computer
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B ATA Device
Philips DVD±RW DVD8631 ATA Device
When I finished with Vista I went to burn a CD and I can’t seem to even find my e: drive the Philips dvd rw drive. It’s not in device manager it’s not in my computer. I don’t know much about computers just enough to screw things up so if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Thanks


#2

I’m not experience with Vista so perhaps other users can help?


#3

Hi,

installing a newer Windows version on top of an existing installation isn’t a good idea at all. It is preferred to install on a new, fresh formatted partition.
The reason for optical drives not detected may be some CD/(DVD writing software, that is not compatible with Vista. There sould be some article in the MS knowledge base about this.

Michael, still running W2k :slight_smile: