Win 7 Prof - Not recognizing any IDE or Virtual Drives

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by MidnightPhyre, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. MidnightPhyre

    MidnightPhyre New Member

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    This topic might be a repost, please forgive me for being a noob...

    Does anyone on here use Windows 7 Professional? I installed it (legally) from XP using a CD and now it wont detect any IDE CD ROM drives or any Virtual drives. I've tried using two seperate CD drives, and Windows will not update my drivers. I have tried uninstalling the devices, then restarting. When I do that, Windows tried to detect the devices but says it was unsuccessful at installing them. I can't even create and virtual drives using Daemon tools. Ive checked Windows Updates and there are no critical patches that I have failed to install.

    Is this a common issue? Anyone seen this before? Any common solutions?

    Thank you in advance for any answers.
     
  2. zigzag3143

    zigzag3143 Honorable Member
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    Well for starts Daemon tools uses a file that is a known problem from many stand points (SPTD.sys) Second MS and most of us recommended a clean install specifically to prevent issues like this. How old are the IDE drives?


    Ken J
     
  3. MidnightPhyre

    MidnightPhyre New Member

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    It looks like this suggestion from another forum worked for me...

    FYI for anyone else with this problem.

     

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