|dippncope, thank you. Followed as you said. I don't know which would correspond to my drives . . . |
DVD drive is: NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD
CD drive is: ASUS CD-5480/AH
But BOTH device driver options listed for each drive are the same and they are: CD-ROM Drive and then respectively in parentheses it shows CCDA accurate/inaccurate; IMAPI disable; and then IMAPI settings 0,1 thru 0,5 or 1,0 thru 1,5.
I don't know what any of that means and which would correspond most closely to my drives.
lurkswithin, thank you. The only thing I see with IDE in it is a bullet or two below the drivers and it states IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers and there is no disconnection icon or unknown device. If I right click the CD or DVD drive under device manager, it gives me the option to update, disable, uninstall, scan for hardware changes, and then the properties tab.
When I click on the properties tab, under general, for each drive it states: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)." I googled this and came up with some advice to edit the registry, but said it could goof things up bad if done incorrectly . . . maybe I am out of the DIY zone???
Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.