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xp does not recognise my cd rom drives

by dickqaz / April 8, 2010 12:50 AM PDT

I understand that XP/sp3 does not need drivers for cd rom drives - nec/rw and sony

However,xp does not recognise my cd rom drives.

Please advise


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Did you check to see if they show in the BIOS?
by Steven Haninger / April 8, 2010 12:56 AM PDT

I'd go there first. As well, can you say something about how these were installed and to what kind of ports?

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re xp
by dickqaz / April 8, 2010 9:33 AM PDT

I don't think that the bios is at fault because when I change the hd to one with win 2000 it recognizes the roms


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So you don't even care to look?
by Steven Haninger / April 8, 2010 9:37 AM PDT
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Then try Grif's idea below. That might work. Sorry I could only offer troubleshooting but not a solution. I prefer to look things over before throwing possible fixes at something. Good luck.

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Tried This Yet?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 8, 2010 6:33 AM PDT
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