Originally posted by jcortes
check device manager make sure it shows up on the list and if it does make sure there are no ! or ? next to the drive also update the firmware for the drive. do you have a brand name like HP, Dell, ect. i can get the firmware for you.
according to device manager its there and there's no problems, if it was in my old pc i wouldnt of had a problem, plus its a fresh installation of xp pro too.
the device is :-
pioneer dvd-rw dvr-160D
i did a bios upgrade for it about 6months ago too
could it be my pc is starting up to fast?