I have fitted a Panasonic SR-8583 DVD-ROM drive into a Pentium II-350 machine. It si configured as Secondary controller, master device and is the only device on that controller. I have been unable to play DVDs using PowerDVD trial or the Zoran player supplied with my Matrox Marvel. PowerDVD does a blue screen error, and the Zoran player says the player is not ready or their is no disk loaded (when there is),
If I put in an ordinary CD, I can do a dircectory listing ok, but a dir /s causes it to crash and kill the dos window when it tries to print the totals. It also doesn't appear to detect disk changes.
No disks or drivers were supplied with the dvd, and searching the panasonic web site revealed only drivers for 8581 and 8582, not the 8583B.
Questions: do I need a driver? If I do, can anyone tell me where to find it? If not, does anyone have any suggestions to make it work before I return it?
Anyone who can point me at the driver will get the points, whether or not it fixes the problem - I will open a new question if that doesn't cure it.