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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:08 pm 
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I have windows 2000 on my c drive, with a functioning sony dru 830a drive, as my d drive. I recently installed windows xp on my e drive due to size constraints on c drive. I cannot get windows xp to recognize my sony dru 830a at all. It calls it some kind of mass storage device. I have tried to find a driver for it, including contacting sony. I am at a loss on how to proceed. Also, microsoft suggested I delete the device and reboot, which i did, but same thing happens. I would really appreciate a suggestion.
thanx.


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:43 pm 
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drivers are installed by the OS, so there is none to download, unistall everything under ata/atapi controllers and restart the pc

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 PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:13 am 
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I uninstalled the primary and secondary ide channels, then rebooted,
and I have the same problem....
Did you mean uninstal any devices using the ide channels?


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 PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:44 am 
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on bootup I now get

d0
d1
d2 sony dru 830a ultra dma4
d3

but it finishes booting and cd drive still not there.


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 PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:41 am 
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The dru830 is a dvdrw drive. thread moved.

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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:02 pm 
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I have tried the registry fix, where you get rid of the upper and lower limits, removing the entry, and removing the pci primary and secondary,
and letting windows xp redo them. None of this has worked.
The drive and cabling are fine. They work on my C: drive, running under
windows 2000. But, as I have been told, there is no driver, and none of these fixes work, I am at an impass. My next step is to reinstall xp, then
take the computer to a service place. Neither prospect is appealing, but
if no one seems to have a solution, I have no other option. If anyone has had this probem with a sony dru 830a, and xp, please let me know. thanks


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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:04 pm 
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If anyone is having similar problems, there is quite a discussion, and potential fixes at http://askbobrankin.com/cdrom_icon_missing.html
and http://www.randomfix.com/2007/04/12/win ... rom-drive/


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