Several months ago my Pioneer CD/DVD burner vanished from XP. I tried at least two dozen recommended
XP fixes. Nothing worked. It was tested on another Windows and Linux box. No problems.
Fortunately, the desktop motherboard had a couple of empty expansion slots. I purchased an inexpensive
SATA controller card, exclusively for the Pioneer burner. That fixed the problem with XP.
Here is the new problem:
1. When the Pioneer drive vanished from XP, it was listed normally on the Boot Menu. Any bootable CD
spun-up if selected from the Boot Menu.
2. Switching the Pioneer drive from the motherboard to the controller card fixed the problem with XP. It's
still listed normally on the Boot Menu, but it fails to spin-up bootable CD's.
The controller card has a dedicated BIOS setup, but all the settings (RAID) don't apply to my optical drive.
Instead of using the Boot Menu, I tried changing the boot order in the motherboard BIOS setup. Didn't work.
It seems like I can boot from a CD without the controller card, but the optical drive will not be listed in XP.
With the controller card XP recognizes the Pioneer drive, but bootable CD's fail to spin-up.
Does anyone know why this is happening?
Edited by EncoMan, 03 August 2017 - 11:33 PM.