Xp Doesn't See My Dvd+Rw

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Digitalmadman, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Digitalmadman

    Digitalmadman New Member

    First Info:
    Computer - Sony Vaio RB40
    OS - Windows home SP3, Clean install
    Drive in Question - NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD (came with the computer)

    Action Taken:
    Tried Reg hack, installed all drivers I could download, swapped out multiple Optical drives, swapped out multiple cables, no joy...

    What I know:
    Bios detects it, can boot from the drive (that's how I installed windows in the first place), windows "Device Manager" will only see it if I install the "Sony DVD click" driver, but only the NEC and with an error.

    I am at a loss as what to do...
  2. BeeCeeBee


    I see you have tried a lot of things although I am a bit concerned about the registry hack that you used. How far along in the process of trying to find a solution did you use the "hack?" What was it and where did you get it? If you saved your registry can you return it to a point prior to your doing anything with the registry. A restore point perhaps?
  3. KenB

    KenB Registered Members


    Assuming XP:

    Download TweakUI from here: ( It is on the 4th row )

    Install it and look at "Drives" ( I think it is that - on the left side ............working from memory here :) )
    You are making sure all of the boxes next to the drives are ticked - particularly the drive letter that was attached to your CDROM Drive
    If you need to add the tick to the box make sure you save and exit.
  4. RapidMonkeyMilker

    RapidMonkeyMilker New Member



    Above are a couple of links. :) Perhaps they will help.

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