Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:25 PM
The Acer website has both XP and Vista drivers available for your model laptop, so there shouldn't be any issues with driver compatibility, so long as you downloaded drivers for the correct OS.
Because you say that the drive doesn't show up in devices or my computer, it could possibly be that the cable connecting the optical drive to the MOBO may not be plugged in. Have you opened up the laptop to check that it is connected securely? It should have 2 cables, one for power, and one connecting it to the MOBO.
Whether you think you can or can't, either way you are right.