DVD R/RW incorrectly recognised



flannelmeister
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
I have an NEC ND 3520 DVD R/RW drive attached to my laptop through a
cable adaptor that converts the IDE socket on the drive to USB.

When I first plugged it in a couple of months ago it worked perfectly.

Now however, device manager is mis-recognising it as an AXV CD/DVD ROM
SCSI cd rom device and so, naturally, it won't record. It will also not
read the DVDs I have backed up onro.

I have tried uninstalling it in device manager and scanning for
hardware changes and it keeps coming up the same. Somewhere in the XP
operating system it is obviously mis-associating it and keeps some sort
of record (in the driver cache?) that "recognises" it wrongly every
time.

Any ideas on how to fix this? I have tried manually installing it
through add hardware in control panel but when I click on NEC, it only
has CD ROMs in the list to choose from so I can't tell it that it is a
DVD R/RW. There are no drivers on the manufacturers website as it uses
native windows drivers so I can't do a driver update to try to solve it
either. (I have rung the manufacturers and they confirm they have no
specific drivers).

Operating system is XP Pro SP2.


--
flannelmeister

Byte
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
Have you checked the NEC website for possible conflict on this DVD drive?
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"flannelmeister" wrote:

>
> I have an NEC ND 3520 DVD R/RW drive attached to my laptop through a
> cable adaptor that converts the IDE socket on the drive to USB.
>
> When I first plugged it in a couple of months ago it worked perfectly.
>
> Now however, device manager is mis-recognising it as an AXV CD/DVD ROM
> SCSI cd rom device and so, naturally, it won't record. It will also not
> read the DVDs I have backed up onro.
>
> I have tried uninstalling it in device manager and scanning for
> hardware changes and it keeps coming up the same. Somewhere in the XP
> operating system it is obviously mis-associating it and keeps some sort
> of record (in the driver cache?) that "recognises" it wrongly every
> time.
>
> Any ideas on how to fix this? I have tried manually installing it
> through add hardware in control panel but when I click on NEC, it only
> has CD ROMs in the list to choose from so I can't tell it that it is a
> DVD R/RW. There are no drivers on the manufacturers website as it uses
> native windows drivers so I can't do a driver update to try to solve it
> either. (I have rung the manufacturers and they confirm they have no
> specific drivers).
>
> Operating system is XP Pro SP2.
>
>
> --
> flannelmeister
>


DVD R/RW incorrectly recognised