Is to remove all the optical drives from the device manager while in safe mode.
1-Restart the computer, tap the F8 key as soon as the computer starts to reboot.
2-Choose safe mode, Press Enter
3-Select operating system, Press Enter
4-Click Administrator Account
5-Windows is running in Safe Mode, Click YES
6-At the Safe Mode Desktop Right click the "My Computer" Icon and choose Properties, click the hardware tab and device manager tab.
7-Click the Plus sign for DVD/CD-ROM.
8-Right click each entry and choose Uninstall, When done close out all windows and reboot the computer letting it go to normal mode. The OS will now install the drives and give you a notice that they are ready to use. Try them.
Installed NEW DVD/CD Rom 20x Lite-on Jan 27,07. BOTH working great, UNTIL I deleted ALL NERO 6,7 software. After rebooting, these two Roms, were missing on MY COMPUTER. Gone into (they are still on the device manager, yes, the drive doors still open and close, yes the lights gon "on" if I install a CD"-but nothing happens, says "No CD rom is detected".Peeking through see through casing, the IDE cables are in the drives.
Even contacted LITE-ON for help, drivers, etc, NO answer. Told to go into REGEDIT, but leary, as I am a mid-computer (read, and try things, Nanny :)) Cannot load the UTILITIES XP driver to correct this, need as I am a ERO with IRS, and need to update program still doing taxes. can you help? Keep it simple please, a walk through. Read what you write in here all the time, and these have helped me in the past. God Bless