Re enable DVD Drive

  SteveBut 15:42 20 May 2006

My DVD drive was playing up and not allowing me to burn on dvd+rw's. In an attempt to get it to work I disabled it in device manager & then rebooted with the intention of then enabling it.
However, when I attempt to re-enable it, I get an error message saying "Windows was not able to enable this device".
I'm running Windows XP Pro & the DVD player is an AOpen DUW1608/ARR. It is listed as a device in Device Manager but it has a big red cross next to it, presumably as its disabled.
Any advice anyone could provide would be appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:50 20 May 2006

Uninstall it and reboot the PC, XP should then find new hardware and reinstall it for you.

  skidzy 17:23 20 May 2006

Fruit Bat /\0/\'s advice is the normal procedure,but if that dosnt work...maybe giving this a try will help click here

  SteveBut 18:12 20 May 2006

Thanks to both of you, everything is working Ok again now. As a side issue, do you know why , when theres no DVD in the drive, the drive shows up as a DVD RW Drive under My Computer, but when I put a DVDRW into it, the drive changes to a CD Drive? Hopefully this is pretty irrelevant & if so, I can just ignore it!
Thanks again for your help

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