The first, I just installed a DVD-RAM combo drive. I did have a DVD-ROM and CD-RW drive installed, but I removed the CD-RW because it seemed less useful to have than the other. Upon reboot, my system is seeing the DVD-ROM drive now, as a SCSI drive (which it isn't) and hasn't assigned it a letter, although it powers up. I realize that XP is using the same drivers for both drives and this is causing a conflict. The new combo drive is working just fine. How do I fix this?
The second problem- I recently installed Diskeeper 2007, which defrags and checks the drive, supposedly upon reboot. I didn't like it, because it didn't work as it should have.
One thing it did, was ask if I would like CHKDSK to run a diagnostic upon reboot. I thought, "Sure, what the heck?". Except that upon reboot, CHKDSK started up, went easily through the first phase (of 3) then stalled before beginning phase 2; froze right up.
The system just stands there looking at me.
Naturally, Diskeeper, having created the situation, is taking no responsibility for it. I uninstalled the program, but the damage has already been done.
Can any of you good people tell me how to either unplug this messed up CHKDSK function or get it to complete the cycle and go about it's business?
Yes, I HAVE tried everything, by the way. Thank you in advance.