I am hoping to get some fresh ideas which do not include completely reinstalling my XP system.
My old dvd drive died, so got a new Samsung DVD Writer model SH-224. But what ever I do, I can't get XP to find it.
I am using XP SP3. My Machine is an AMD Quad core with 4gb mem. drives are all SATA and working fine. I dual boot (triple boot?) with XP, Windows 7 and Ubuntu. The drive is perfect with Windows 7 and ubuntu. Absolutely no problems with finding and using it, but XP refuses to play ball. I can find the drive in the Bios just fine and it shows the proper information.
I have searched and search and tried and tried every possible method I can before posting here. I must have looked through every post on the matter by now and tried everything I have come across to no avail including the following:
- Microsoft fixit files
- editing the registry including:
>Amendment/deletion to reg UPPERFILTERS and LOWERFILTERS (or the upper and lower variations if they existed).
>Amendments to reg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi as instructed (Controller0->EnumDevice1->1).
- installing Magicdisc (very bad suggestion. Didn't work and took me ages to work out how to get rid of the blasted thing after).
- it cannot be found in device manager, so no drive letter to change
- searching for Malware using a couple of different options/programs
I think I tried quite a few more things, but there has been so many I am losing track. Because the drive works in both other operating systems, I know it's fine and connected, so it seems it's something strange with XP somehow. I am only posting here because I have completely run out of ideas and now all the solutions I come across are repeats of everything I have tried.
So, does anyone have any more ideas or things I can try? I really don't want to reinstall xp because I have so many things on there I need and am not yet set for moving completely to the other OS's for a little while yet. Any help would be much appreciated
Edited by hamluis, 01 June 2014 - 10:34 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.