my problem started after installing windows ME and it couldn't detect the CD ROM (ACER 650P 50X) or the modem both are missing from the device manager and my
computer. I have tried to disconnect the ide cable for the CD ROM, and conect it again but it is not detected at all,It has power and i used it to install windows ME
using the start up desk
also In the device manager, there are a couple of yellow flags on the ide controllers, The main controller is an ALi M5229 PCI and the other two linked to it are the primary ide dual fifo, and the secondry ide dual fifo.
These are the two with the yellow flags.
I tried to remove them but the problem still there after restarting.
this is exactly the same problem for the same IDE controller mentioned in the
question (CD ROM missing)From: malfisher
Date: 01/04/2002 08:11AM PST
Ihave tried all the answers but it looks like it dosen't work with windows ME, it was all for win 98
your help is appreciated.