My pc is running Xp and it has an individual cd and dvd drives. The green lights flash on startup etc and they open and close. But when i put discs in they dont get read.
In My Computer, it lists both the Cd and Dvd drives as Dvd drives. When i click on one of them with a disc in it says please insert a disc.
I opened up the case and made sure all the cables were in firm.
In device manager it lists them all with the same name. Not there original names. It says something like A13U82 SCSI Drive.......... more numbers and letters. It says this for my floppy drive as well. This never worked so im not sure if its got the same problem as my optical drives.
This has become a real problem lately as i need to reformat. I tried copying the xp cd to my ipod but when i try to reformat off that it says that the xp version installed on my pc is newer than that on the ipod so i cant continue.
P.S I will be at school for the next couple of hours i may take a while to respone.
I uninstalled them from device manager and restarted to see if they could be re-installed/recognized by windows. Unfortunately this did not happen. So now it shows no drives in device manager or My computer.
Sounds like iv got a similar problem to this guy, he has no solution but it may help others determining the problem for me.