Hi guys, I hope you can help me with this one.
Okay, so I've installed Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (original DVD), rebooted, and found that none of my alcohol 120% virtual drives worked. My Toshiba SD-R5372V DVD-burner was missing (used it for the installation), so I just thought it was a small problem with my IDE. Uninstalled SC:CT, ran sfclean, rebooted.
Problem is, I can't get any of my optical drives back. My burners Pioneer A06, Toshiba SD-R5372V, and my DVD-ROM drive JLMS XJ-HD165H all connected to my nForce2 IDE won't work. Researched, used StarForce Nightmare to reenable the channels, no luck (system hung when reactivating all ATA channels). Restarted with the drives unpowered, uninstalled/reinstalled nForce2 IDE drivers, rebooted with optical drives powered, still no luck. Device Manager still shows optical drives with a yellow "!".
Device status shows: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
Looked in registry, found nothing related to StarForce. I guess I've almost tried everything to make it work (coz I have to burn a few dvd demoreels for a client who had a deadline), but still no solution found.
Any helpful souls who could help me how to get my optical drives back? Alcohol 120% also have the same problems, I'm pretty sure there's a fix for this without reinstalling windows. Links, HOWTOs, or any guides to help me with this would be appreciated.