Unknown cd/dvd rom drives

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by theevilsithlord, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. theevilsithlord

    theevilsithlord Hail to the King, Baby!

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    i was reading the other thread on nforce2 mobo, and i decided to look at my device manager, and i saw my cdrom and dvd rom drives were under "Unknown" they still work fine, but im just wondering why. btw i have an nforce2 mobo with the latest drivers.
     
  2. LeeJend

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    ROFLMAO. That is so freaky.

    The rule goes like this:
    If it ain't broke, don't try and fix it.

    I'd leave it alone as long as its performing ok. Cd Rom divers are generic now and the DVD drivers must be working or you wouldn't be able to use the DVD.
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    yeah, that is weird. do us a favor and expand your "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and show us what it shows.

    and ther is reason to fix it. you could be losing a good amount of performance and integrity when trying to read or write a cd. what nforce drivers did you last install?
     
  4. theevilsithlord

    theevilsithlord Hail to the King, Baby!

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    the last nforce2 drivers i installed were the 3.13's
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    that's still weird because it looks like it's installed correctly from there. but reinstall the ide driver manually anyway. right-click on the 'nvidia nforce2 ide controller' and do 'update driver...'. point it to C:\NVIDIA\nForceWin2KXP\3.13\IDE\WinXP and restart once it's done. then check your device manager again and see if your optical drives are picked up normally.
     
  6. theevilsithlord

    theevilsithlord Hail to the King, Baby!

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    k i installed the driver manually, yet still the same prob
     
  7. theevilsithlord

    theevilsithlord Hail to the King, Baby!

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    after installing manually, now i can only burn at 4x. hmm...
     
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    try uninstalling your two optical drives. let windows pick them back up and see if they're recognized correctly.
     
  9. LeeJend

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    "can only burn at 4x now"

    I feel obligated for an i told you so...

    Snickers, and slinks away.


    PS Me thinks windows repair is in order now.

    Load the cd, ignore the first option to repair. Tell it to do a clean install. Then when it comes back and asks if you want to repair tell it yes.
     
  10. theevilsithlord

    theevilsithlord Hail to the King, Baby!

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    is there any way to remove JUST the nvidia sw ide driver and revert back to the windows ide drivers? When i uninstall the nvidia ones, windows reboots, but finds nvidia ones. I think this is the problem.
     
  11. Adrenalize

    Adrenalize Tired Zombie

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    yes uninstall the nvidia ide drivers,boot to safe mode and use driver cleaner,then boot normally should clear it up for u