Originally Posted by Jerry K
It sounds like you have a hardware configuration problem. Did you jumper the new drive identical to the one you removed? and double check that you installed the cables correctly and securely? If you did, the new drive will be detected immediately during bootup.
Also please note: Windows does not notify the user of "new hard found" with optical drives. Windows is detecting something other than the optical drive.
It seems unlikely that I have a jumper or wiring problem. The DVD does work after I dismiss the "found new hardware" dialog. However, Windows XP thinks it is a CD drive, not a DVD drive.
If Windows does not notify the user of "new hardware found" for optical drives, then I can only conclude that it thinks the GCC-4244N is something other than an optical drive. Here is what happens when I boot:
A small notification window pops up over the task bar stating:
"Found new hardware
HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4244N"
[Quotes here used to set off WinXP text]
A bit later a window on the desktop appears stating:
"Found new hardware Wizard
This wizard helps you install software for
HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4244N
If I continue with the dialog the found new hardware process fails. If I cancel the wizard, a warning message appears stating:
"A problem occured during the installation of new hardware ..."
Independent of whether I allow the new hardware dialog to fail or cancel the new hardware wizard, the DVD works OK, except, as I state above, Windows thinks it is a CD drive, not a DVD drive.