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.
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.
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.