no ide ata atapi in device manager

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Scott, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    On an HP m8120n, I had HP replace the DVD drive that came installed (didn't
    do DVD-DL). New DVD drive worked fine for 2 months, watching movies, burning
    CD's and DVD's, but now can't watch commercial (legit bought or rented)
    DVD's. Quick search of these forums I found this link -
    http://www.remoteselector.com/driveinfo.htm - which I d/led and ran. It
    stated there might be a problem with the ASPI layer. Quick search of that
    turned up something about turning DMA off (or on, forgot what) and that I
    needed to go to Device Manager and find the IDE ATA ATAPI tree. Here's the
    problem, I don't have a +tree that says IDE ATA ATAPI. Should I?
     
    Scott, Feb 29, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Scott,

    If Device Manager doesn't have that tree, then that's more than likely the
    problem - not the drive itself. Try the scan for hardware changes routine.
     
    Rick Rogers, Mar 1, 2008
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  3. Scott

    Scott Guest

    Thanks. I did the scan for changes. The IDE ATA ATAPI +tree still does NOT
    show up. Should it? Is it a big problem if it doesn't?
     
    Scott, Mar 2, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Scott,

    If it's not showing, you're going to need to check and see if it is being
    reported in the system BIOS at startup. If it's not there, then you may need
    to reseat the cabling.
     
    Rick Rogers, Mar 2, 2008
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  5. Scott

    Scott Guest

    Hit F10 and checked the BIOS, and it recognizes the drive. Should the +tree
    for the IDE ATA ATAPI in the device manager show up?
     
    Scott, Mar 5, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    If it's recognized in the BIOS, then it should show in Device Manager. If it
    does not, the problem may be in the IDE controller driver file. Could be
    corrupt, missing, or an incorrect version.
     
    Rick Rogers, Mar 5, 2008
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