Windows 7 & nec 4551a

Just installed Win 7 pro tonight. Worked fine and also installed Office 2007 from my original DVD.

Went to device manager and its displaying a ! against the dvd drive and checked properties ‘this device cannot start’ Auto update says best driver is installed.

I think it had 1.07 firmware on it, flash it years ago. Worked fine in 64 Vista yesterday.

Necflash tool from this site reports ‘no supported devices found’
itunes says ‘disk burner of software not found’

Any ideas?

Try going into Hardware/ device tree right clicking and choose Uninstall/delete or some other option (not at home so can’t check what option you get with right click in the hardware manager) and reboot. Might help when Windows finds new device after the reboot.