CD-ROM Misdetected

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Sometimes, not always, when I boot up my computer will
misdetect my CD-ROM.

It usually misdetects as " p!a 0 QTAPY SDVOM.%"

I've gone to the manufacturer's site and there was a
statement on their site saying there was no driver for
the drive since it should be automatically be detected as
an ATAPI drive by Windows.

At the suggestion of a couple techs, I tried flashing the
drive, to no effect.

I'm having this problem in both XP and 98, though in 98
the drive simply doesn't appear in the device list when
its detection is screwed up.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Another thing, to get it to actually read a CD, I have to
    have a commercially burned CD in the drive when the
    computer is booting, and it will only read commercially
    burned CDs, nothing else.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    OT: Commercial retail CDs are not "burnt". They are "pressed".

    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:193f901c41c5a$b6701690$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > Another thing, to get it to actually read a CD, I have to
    > have a commercially burned CD in the drive when the
    > computer is booting, and it will only read commercially
    > burned CDs, nothing else.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    So? What does the alternate name for doing the exact
    same thing matter?

    >-----Original Message-----
    >OT: Commercial retail CDs are not "burnt". They
    are "pressed".
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Hi,
    I just had a problem I could not solve on my own.
    I asked for support from Microsoft and within less then 24 hours they e-mailed a procedure which
    solved my problem (XP was not recognizing my cd writer).
    To get the support go to START>CONTROL PANEL>HELP AND SUPPORT CENTRE>
    GET SUPPORT>GET HELP FROM MICROSOFT
    You will have to get .net passport to get this help. Prompts will direct you.
    Best of luck, Adam
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