Combo Drive Not Recognized

By chaos10
Jan 14, 2006
  1. If this is the wrong forum, im sorry.
    Recently I've had to do a fresh install of windows on my computer. Ive been getting everything back in order (getting updates [SP2], etc). And today it has come to my attention, that my combo drive (Lite On SOHW 1693S) is not being recognized by windows. It has power (drive opens) so thats not a problem. Since then, I have taken the drive out and put in my old lite on CD burner in, to see if it would recognize that, and nada (Didnt recognize new hardware, as its supposed to). Ive tried to get the drivers for it, but since windows isnt recognizing it, I cant just install them puke: . Ive tried eveything I could think of alas, nothing.
    Can anyone please help me? :approve:
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Optical drives use the native drivers already in widnows so there are no drivers to "get" . with the drive installed uninstall the ide channel the drive is on and reboot. when windows reboots it will reinstall the IDE channel and it should then find the drive and instal it. you can find the IDE channel in device manager under "IDE ATA|ATAPI Contolers."
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Have you installed your chipset drivers? Does the BIOS recognise the devices?
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