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CD-ROM device not working in Windows - but does in ImgBurn.

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I'm running Windows XP, have had the LiteOn iHAS324 F drive hooked to a PCI card with extra SATA-channels.
After having some troubles with the PCI card (Sil3114 based) as well as the mentioned iHAS324 not being identified by Windows correctly I bought a new PCI-card, (Sil3124 based, http://www.lycom.com.tw/ST124.htm ) and hoped things would improve. 
The iHAS324 shows up in BIOS, I can boot from it, ImgBurn runs using the ASPI interface only - so no problems there, but device settings in Windows shows it with a yellow disc with a black exclamation mark saying it can't load the driver (code 39). So that's the exact same problem as the previous PCI-card - no improvement there. It's identified as a SCSI device (it's not but that's how it's seen) bus 3, target id 0, lun 0. I have tried the other three connectors on the PCI-card but to no avail. I don't get any device letter in Windows so usage is a bit limited.

I have downloaded the latest drivers for the PCI card which is made for Windows XP, I have downloaded and reinstalled ASPI drivers and I'm at my 7th reboot for the day trying to remove devices and let the plug'n'play find them again. I have tried finding drivers from the Windows XP install CD... but I don't really know what to look for. Best option yet (but not working) was when I got these to choose from:
CD-ROM Drive (force CDDA accurate)
CD-ROM Drive (force CDDA inaccurate)
CD-ROM Drive (force IMAPI disable)
CD-ROM Drive (IMAPI settings 0,1)
... and  eleven more like this with different numbers 0,1-5 and 1,1-5.
CD-ROM-unit

May I should try and locate "SCSI" drivers instead?


So I thought, as you guys are wizards with CD-ROM unit related problems, I'd ask here. 
Seems to be a Windows related driver problem, a register entry missing, a Windows driver file lost? 
Can't I make Windows use ASPI interface as well or somehow fix the SPTI interface or whatever Windows usually use?

I know buying a new computer or reinstalling windows might solve the problem... it probably will, but another workaround would be preferable. 
 

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Thanks, I got the latest drivers and bios for the SiI3124. 

Will try another CD-ROM drive and see if there's a difference. 
 

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Seems the data on the boot drive must have gotten corrupted, possibly from power problems, bad SATA-cables, SATA power connectors or the SiI3114 card previously used. 
PSU replaced, SiI3124 card in place and Windows reinstalled - works fine again. 

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