|We reinstalled XP on a new HDD, everything went smooth! XP SP2 OEM.|
After install, proceeded with hardware drivers, all installed seemingly fine. Activated Windows, installed HP printers, FireFox, AVG, and K-Lite Mega Codec Pack.
Everything installed was downloaded, except LAN drivers loaded from a flash drive.
So we never accessed the DVD drives (there are 2). Then, finally we try to access it, and the drives aren't in My Computer. Check device manager, and they are there, but with the ominous yellow exclamation mark. Device status says something to the effect of device driver loaded but hardware not found. Same thing for both drives. Both drives are labeled correctly in device manager. So, I check Sony, there is a registry patch called SOOOTH-01106200-US.EXE:
None of the reasons for this problem match, but the symptom is the same. So, I try it, but it doesn't work. Then, I uninstalled it from device manager, hoping to force XP to reinstall the drivers. Reboot, and XP installs the drivers again, and has the same problem.
Now I'm stumped, what should I do now?
This is on a Sony Vaio VGC-RB40
The drives are:
Sony DVD RW DW-D22A
Sony DVD ROM DDV1615