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Windows 2000 Pro & DVD Drives

By ron60913 ·
I am running Windows 2000 Pro on my dual boot desktop computer and it no longer recognizes my DVD/CD drives. This has happened before. Is there a cure besides reinstalling the OS?

BTW the drives show on the Linux OS.

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by TheChas In reply to Windows 2000 Pro & DVD Dr ...

Make sure that you have the correct Chip-Set driver installed on your system.

Open device manager and remove your drives and IDE controllers.

Reboot the system and Windows should find the controller and drives and you should be back up and running.

I did recently fight with a new system with XP on it, and after installing Easy CD Creator, it would loose the optical drives on the next reboot.

Switching over to Nero corrected the problem.

Point being, if you loose the drives after they come back, you might have a system conflict from an application. Try a different burning suite and / or DVD movie player.


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by ewgny In reply to Windows 2000 Pro & DVD Dr ...

Chas is correct. About 5 years ago roxio
ezcd creator would make cd drives disapear for good. Deleting the cd object in Device manager wouldn't help.
You may also want to see if there is a firmware update for the DVD/CD drive. I had a drive that disapeared once and a while, but since I flashed the firmware its been fine.

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