I have searched your forum and found several suggestions that should have resolved my issue however it has not.
about a year ago both my dvd rw drives just stopped working. I tried to replace my drives with new ones on 3 occassions bringing me to my most recent endevor which was to overhall my system and upgrade nearly everything except the OS and some hard-drives.
Here are the current issues I have:
when i initially boot-up it only shows my boot drive and one other hard drive. I can quickly resolve this by uninstalling the second IDE Channels (there are two). I then rescan for new hardware changes which shows my other two hard drives and both my Optiarc drives appear but with a yellow upside down triangle with an ! in the center for the optiarc drives. I have tried several things to include deleting the upper and lower filter to no avail. I continue to get a code 19 error when i do anything with these. In addition once I restart my computer after uninstalling the Optiarc drive and deleting the filters i repeat the issue with the secondary IDE Channels again.
Should be noted i am running an Asus M4A785-M motherboard, AMD Phenem X4 quad core chip. I am running 4 SATA hard drives and 2 SATA Optiarc AD-7260S. As mentioned above I am running Window’s XP as well. I am also considering making this a Dual O/S system which would likely resolve the issues on another drive with Windows 7 but i’d also like them resolved with XP. I don’t want tor wipe my OS because i have software on there I cannot replace and I don’t have the installs for them anymore.
I have also uninstalled Roxio as I read that could have caused the problem.
I assume the first step is to resolve the Secondary IDE Channel issue permanantly first then move on to the DVD-RW issues.