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Windows doesn't recognize new SATA DVD-RW drive. It has a ? in the Device Manager window in XP, but i cannot find the correct .inf file to satisfy it.

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You need to do few things
1. reset the bios so that it starts detecting the drive
2. right click on the option with yellow ? and select uninstall and restart your system
3. remove the upper and lower filters from registry
the path for the same is
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
try booting through this drive using a bootable cd just to check if its not an issue with the DVD RW
i hope these steps help
please let me know in case it does'nt so that i check for further possibilities

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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