If you want to try the following procedure, create a Restore Point first.
Click Start, Run type regedit and press Enter.
Expand the following path:
HKLM is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
You'll find several numeric subfolders. Click on each and find out those related with DVD. Delete the corresponding number subfolders.
Close reedit and restart PC. Your DVD should be redetected and installed.
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
Each time I boot the computer I get a message that the new hardware wizard has found new hardware (my DVD drive) and wants to install it. Yet when I let it do so it cannot find the driver (even after being directed to the appropriate bin on the restore disks) and then I cancel the wizard and get a message that the drive may not work properly. Device manager show it to be functioning properly and so far I have experienced no problems using the drive. It is just annoying to have the wizard appear each time. Is there any suggestion as to how to correct this?