I've just removed my working CD-ROM and installed a secondhand A-OPEN CRW4048 CD-RW. Now, I keep getting a request to insert a disk into drive D, and its front LED is flashing continuously. Have tried several good CDs containing Autoplay.inf files but still cannot not run them.
I've also checked the registry entry in H_KEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and the NoDriveTypeAutoRun - Value data entry is correct at: 95 00 00 00 (Microsoft Knowledge Base article 312475). Though, when right clicking the drive in My Computer the AutoPlay command is still missing from the shortcut menu.
The drive shows correctly in Device Manager with the following attributes.
Settings - Auto-insert notification enabled - DMA is enabled and the best Windows driver in use is named: C:\Windows\|INF\MSCDROM.INF.
Properties shows the volumes slider on High, and under Digital CD Playback, the "Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device" is enabled but greyed out. My Operating System is WinMe.
One other, possible critical piece of info is this CD-RW came from a Tiny PC that had its PCU burn out recently. It seems to have killed the mobo too, so I'm wondering if this drive's laser pickup has also gone 'phut' with it. I was hoping to make use of it for backing up to CD-Rs!! Any further help would be gratefully received. TC.
From device Manager, run the driver update option, it will come back with the message that the best driver is already being used. I tried this with a drive last week that was giving a similar message as the one you have, and by running the driver install again, it seemed to re-associate the drive. j.