Windows confulsed about CDROM

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DanVA

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My XP Pro system has gotten confused about the drive letters (and maybe more than just the letter) for the CDROM (HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B) and DVD drives. - It’s a very long story. One result of this is it thinks my CDROM (M drive) is now read only - I can no longer use it for backups. I've been debugging my problem for about five months. The other day I thought I'd try to reload/update the driver. I downloaded a more recent driver from Dell and ran it but I get an error. During the pre-flash verifications, it passed FW model name, FW protocol, check sum, and drive model name. It failed at Drive Protocol and says it’s “unknown”. So how can I install a new driver? Actually what I think I really have is a problem in the registry or some other configuration file. I have run SystemWorks but I doesn't look for the tough stuff. Is there a great registry checker? Or is there a way to have the registry remap all the drives or totally clean out all reference to these drive and start fresh?
 

DanVA

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I tried that and it didn't work. It acts like when you delete a file - the file isn't really gone, just the reference to it is changed, making it easy to recover. I need something that wipes out all references and information about the devices and lets me start over - just like they were newly installed. Any idea why the protocol is wrong and how to correct it?
 
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