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Win2000Pro doesn't see CD Rom drive

By Benci ·
I have a dual boot machine of Win98 and Win2000Pro. Recently i installed a Sony CR-RW drive ( I already had a CD Rom drive installed). I booted up the machine and everything looked fine on both Win98 and Win2000. But after a while Win2000 began not to see the drives anymore (CD Rom and CD-RW). Meanwhile everything is fine with Win98. I tried by using device manager to uninstall and reinstall the hardware but it doesn't work. It seems that the registry is corrupted. Can anyone suggest me anything ?
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by cblann In reply to Win2000Pro doesn't see CD ...

Try reinstalling 2000 pro. Do not remove it
just put the cd in and reinstall it over the
existing OS. This way you will get a clean
install and keep what ever files you may hav

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by JoeVanO In reply to Win2000Pro doesn't see CD ...

By any chance did you have Adaptec CD Creator 4.0 installed and then install Media Player7. If so it is a known problem. Go to the Adaptec support site for an article on and a solution to the problem. Same thing happened to me.

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by felipe In reply to Win2000Pro doesn't see CD ...

I had this problem today, I did. Just try changing the CD unit to be slave on the FIRST IDE port. I had mine on the second, it recognized it at first but later, it didn't. I don't know if this is an issue or just a fact that since Win2k and NT uses HAL, and doesn't access hardware directly like Win98 (this is what make win2k more stable)it didn't recognize what was installed on the second IDE port anymore.
Good Luck.

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by Benci In reply to Win2000Pro doesn't see CD ...

I found out this is a known problem with Sony and W2K. They have a patch that fixes it and can be found at Sony's web site.

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