Posted 15 March 2007 - 04:42 PM
First thing that I would do would be to pull out the old CD ROM drive and restart the computer. See if windows will now recognize the drive.
TBH, I'm not sure why, but sometimes windows just doesn't like more than one optical drive, while other times it's completely fine with more than one drive. I had an old computer running Win95 with 2 drives in it. Worked great. I upgraded to Win98, and it still worked great. I built a new machine with Win XP, and installed the same 2 drives......I had issues. Pulling the ROM drive solved it for me.
What is the exact make/model of your drive? I can try to find some drivers for it to see if that will help if you're against pulling the ROM drive.
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