At startup windows finds new hardware every time, my DVD-RW drive and my DVD-ROM drive. If I let it try to find the drivers it never does and drives wont work. If I cancel the install drives work 1/2 the time. System BIOS correctly identifies the drives. Have updated drive firmware, no help. USB flash drive, digital cameras, etc.... if I plug one in, windows wants to install drivers every time. Never can find them. USB flash drive won't show up in my computer.
These problems came about because I changed a lot of system hardware, ok all of it except the hard drive without doing a clean install of win xp. I know, I know.
Ok, so questions:
Would deleting SP2 and reinstalling help?
I have a slave hard drive, what about making it the master and doing a clean install of windows XP on it, what kind of problems am I likely to encounter by making my old drive (current master) a slave? Will I be able to locate all files.. pictures, etc?
Or, better yet, anyone know a way I can get Windows to install my drives and stop bugging me about it?