CD Drive Drivers missing

  It's Me 21:46 15 Jan 2003
  It's Me 21:46 15 Jan 2003

New Asus CRW-5224A Installed, but despite Asus saying that Windows would find the driver, it couldn't.The PCI mass Controller in Devise Management has a yellow? and reports no drivers installed. Trying to reinstal, update or removing for a new instal (Including letting Windows search the ME CD) does not improve things. The Asus Wb site has no drivers on it. I assume that the driver is on the ME CD somewhere, perhaps if I knew I could direct my silly machine to it.
Please help.

  BRYNIT 22:23 15 Jan 2003

Have you put this on the same ribbon as the CD Rom if so have you made it the slave drive.

  WaTcHiNg 22:40 15 Jan 2003

The PCI Mass Controller sounds more ilke the HDD controller or a RAID controller rather than the CDRW itself. Have you installed all the drivers for the motherboard?

What board is it?

  User-312386 22:46 15 Jan 2003

no driver needed as the others say how did you connect it?

did you connect it on same ribbon(IDE1) as hard drive?

is it on a seperate ribbon(IDE2)?


  MikeJ101 22:48 15 Jan 2003

Windows does not require drivers as such.
Can you see the device listed by clicking Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/Device Manager ?

  User-312386 22:51 15 Jan 2003

as It's Me has said there is an exclamtion mark there, this means that windows cannot detect the type of drive or the set up


  BigMoFoT 23:02 15 Jan 2003

PCI Device? That to me does not suggest cd or HDD

What OS?

  User-312386 23:07 15 Jan 2003

i have a feeling that the CD-RW is set to master on IDE1


  MikeJ101 23:20 15 Jan 2003

I'm not refering to the item with the exclamation mark. Do you have any CD devices listed at all under the heading of CDROMS ?

  Stuartli 23:20 15 Jan 2003

CD/DVD-ROM drives and rewriters only need the basic Windows drivers.

If you put the two drives on the Secondary IDE channel set the rewriter to Master, the CD-ROM to Slave, enable DMA for both and (if you use Nero) uncheck Auto Insert Notification as Nero controls its operation.

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