I noticed after doing a restore that my Plextor writer isn't working at all. My windows 7 is on a sata drive.My Intel motherboard has provisions for a ATA drives like a dvd writer as well as a hard disk. One of the first things I did when installing Windows 7 was to make a image of Windows 7 on another drive. At first I suspected the cable might be bad so I changed the cable, connected to the Plextor and the ATA drive with Windows 7 and device manager showed my Plextor drive working as well as the hard drive. I put back the old ATA cable and both the drive and dvd writer worked properly and showed up in device manager. I disconnected the ATA drive, reconnected my sata drive and it will not show up in device manager at all. I am getting this error "
A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)
Windows did not start a related device driver. To learn more, click the Driver tab and then click Driver Details.
I asked Windows to search for another drive and it came back saying the driver used is the best one. I searched on Plextors website and they had no drivers, expecting Microsoft to provide their driver which they did on my Sata drive. I also tried a dvd-rom drive and it too didn't work in on my sata drive. So at this moment I can't use my ata dvd writer and I don't feel like buying a sata writer.
How can I get things back in order because two of the cd\dvd programs I installed can't find the writer ?
I have a thought. Will Windows do a repair like XP ? If so, I have a external USB Memorex writer that I could install and make it the first bootable device and maybe it could do a repair or use backup restore disc to see if it can repair my system but I will have to use external to accomplish this.
I look forward to your assistance. Thanks.