The drives are a Samsung SC-152c (drive d) and an Atapi CD-R/RW 20x10x40 (drive e). At start-up (from the BIOS?) the Samsung shows briefly on the screen and the lights on both flash.
Neither shows on the "My Computer" panel. I've tried downloading drivers, without success - the Samsung appears, clicking 'Properties' it reports as working correctly, until I try to use it, when it starts up as above, then disappears from 'My Computer'.
The Atapi is listed in the System 32 Drivers folder but, apart from that, nothing.
Fruit Bat /\0/\,I've looked again at Device Manager. Neither drive is listed. The nearest I can find is "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" which lists "primary" and "secondary" channels and "SIS PCI IDE Controller". All are said to be working properly. Running the Hardware Update Wizard tells me that there is no better match than the programs installed.
Would it be wise to delete the primary and secondary controllers and try to re-install them?
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