W2K Recognizes new CDRom but...

Gandalf_Istari

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I added a new Artec 56X CDRom to my system, but for some reason it doesn't appear in My Computer. My CD burner is there, as well as both hard drives and the floppy, but the new CDRom is not there.

When I go to Device Manager, the CDRom is recognized there, and my BIOS recognizes it as well. If I put a disc into the new drive that has an autorun program, the program will autorun from the disc no problem. However, as the CDRom does not appear in My Computer, there is no way for me (that I can think of anyways) to access the drive to explore a disc in that drive or to add a shortcut to my desktop.

I have Gamedrive installed for when I play games, and have alot of virtual drives intalled. Would that keep the CDRom from being displayed in My Computer?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro
Service Pack 4 (plus all security updates/patches)
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
AMD Athlon XP, 1666 MHz (6.25 x 267) 2000+
Soyo KT600 DRAGON Plus Mainboard
Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT600
System Memory 512 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (11/03/03)
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600 (128 MB)
Monitor NEC MultiSync 95
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller
HDD Maxtor 6Y080P0 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
HDD QUANTUM FIREBALLP AS60.0 (58 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
HP CD-Writer+ 9700k (16x/10x/40x CD-RW)
Artec 56X CD-ROM (56x CD-ROM)
Network Adapter NETGEAR FA311/FA312 PCI Adapter
 

khha4113

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Can it be seen in Disk Management Console (diskmgmt.msc)?

:smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
 

Gandalf_Istari

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Yep it was there, and that solved the problem for me. For some reason the drive was never assigned a letter, so I gave it one in the disk management console and voila, problem solved. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.