cdrom and cdrw are showing as local disk

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by skeeter7325, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. skeeter7325

    skeeter7325 Guest

    Installed XP Pro. on new WD hard drive. All went well, except my cdrw and dvd-rom are showing up as local disks. I have tried uninstalling and on the reinstall after boot all is fine, both disks show cdrom icons in my computer. The only problem is that they autorun and show icons instead of starting the disk. But after reboot, the icons disappear and are replaced with local disk names and icons. I purchased the drives approx. 6 to 8 months ago, and was wondering if they might not be XP compatable. Plus if I leave a disk in the drive for an extended period of time, the ballon pop-up shows low disk space, so the machine may think they are hard drives?? The drives in reference are a Philips PRCW1208 CDRW, and a Sony DVD-ROM DDU1621. Also both drives show as (Unknown) in device manager. I am using the drivers installed by XP on install, because I haven't had any luck finding different drivers. Replies would be appreciated......
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    not sure. what kind of motherboard do you have?
  3. skeeter7325

    skeeter7325 Guest


    The motherboard is an ASUS A7V133 200/266FSB Socket A w/ an AMD Duron 800.