I have an APS brand powerpc with 603e chip. It has a 20x internal cd rom (IDE) which is no longer recognized by OS8.1. I systematically took out all 8.1 related CDROM drivers/extensions and replaced them with ones from 7.5.3. Now, data CDs are recognized, but audio CDs are not. I recently purchased a SCSI CDR drive, and this is recognized by the 8.1 system. Does anyone have any suggestion as to why this problem occurs? Is it due to a possible third party incompatabtility issue with OS8.1?
On another note, would 8.5 work with third party hardware?