So to begin, I originally had a dvd-rom and a cdrw drive. I just purchased a LITEON SOHW-1693S dvd writer. I replaced the cdrw drive with the new dvd writer. the dvdrom is set as master, dvd writer as slave. i have confirmed this.
when i boot up my computer, the bios recognises both of these as a secondary ide device. but when i enter windows xp and click on my computer, both drives are not present. i check device manager and both appear as "unknown devices".
i've tried uninstalling them, rebooting. a balloon on the systemtray pops up saying it recognises the dvdrom and the dvdwriter drives. i click on device manager and once again, it says they are 'unknown devices'
i further go to remove the dvdwriter...put BACK my old cdrw drive in to how it was before...and bios recognises, but windows doesnt....so now NONE of my drives are showing up...which i find to be very odd...
could anyone please help me with this issue? thanks in advance!
p.s. i looked for drivers on the liteon site, and it seems like there are none for these...it just says it uses the windows default drivers.
Edited by nelce, 15 June 2005 - 09:39 AM.