With my Evesham Axiom and XP, I have suddenly lost the CD and DVD drives. On startup, I get the message "Sec Slave Drive - ATAPI incompatible. Press F1." "My computer" does not "see" these drives any more. I have emailed Evesham, but while I wait for a response, can anybody help? In case it's a software problem, I have tried restoring back to a couple of system checkpoints, but this makes no difference. Is this a hardware/firmware problem?
periodically with my son's computer. Sometimes the BIOS found the CDRW and sometimes it didn't. I cured the problem by going into the BIOS - sorry Spikey Chris - by setting, in this case, secondary slave, to CD-ROM, PI0, UDMA 4. Somehow the "Auto" setting was incorrectly reading the drive.