In Reply to: Re: Liteon CDRW not working in Windows XP posted by bainze on 07/14/03 at 11:21 PM:
Have the same problem with Dell/XP & Lite-On CD-RW.
When the computer was relatively new, I reinstalled XP. It saw the Lite-On - but ONLY as a CD-ROM.
I called Dell, and was lucky enough to get a technician that knew what he was talking about.
AS I recall, the problem was that XP was calling the shots, and calling them wrong. (It also called my Zoom Modem by another brand name).
The fix had something to do with updating and/or removing things in the device manager .. but I'll be damned if I remember what.
Recently, I reloaded Xp - and had the exact same problem. (because of that, I assume the computer came that way .. and someone did a duct-tape and bailing wire fix before it left the factory).
Unfortunately, I have talked to several Dell technicians ... and none of them know how to fix the problem!