I just installed the 32-bit Vista Ultimate on my laptop yesterday. I
installed a couple of programs from CDs and eveything was working fine.
Tonight I installed a driver
for the LightScribe program and hadn't
installed the program first. I now can't use my DVD Drive. When I put a DVD
or CD in the drive the light comes on but nothing else. I can't see my DVD
Drive in Device Manager or in Windows Explorer. Vista just doesn't see it. I
didn't try to use the DVD Drive today before installing the driver. I am not
sure if the drive installation caused the problem or I had the problem
before and didn't know it.
I tried to do a system restore three times at two different points and it
didn't complete. It said there was an error. I have found that more times
than not system restore doesn't work but I gave it a try.
I have tried everything I know to do and nothing worked. My only thought is
to reformat and install Vista again. Does anyone have any idea what I can do
to get Vista to see the DVD Drive short of starting over? Any help would be