Hi tech experts of cdfreaks,
I’ve been having trouble with my dvd drive(s) for a while. I thought I had an issue with my old Dell Dimension 5150 standard IDE H-L GWA-4164B so I decided to get a newer DVD drive in the form of the SATA Sony Optiarc AD-7240S.
I am sure that I have connected the drive to my mobo properly and that there is power - can hear disc inside spinning and drive bay moves in and out of socket, green light flashes.
However, I still cannot get the drive to be recognized by XP. :a
I believe this may have to do with me installing Daemon Tools a while back. Not sure if DVD or CDs ever worked on my PC since. I have disabled all Daemon created virtual drives.
Followed some help from Microsoft here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060#moreinfo but none of their suggested solutions helped at all.
Any expert suggestions :?