MSI CD52A / Win XP PRO install problem
Posted on 2004-08-04
I have a computer with a CD52A installed. Unfortunately, it no longer works properly and I believe the setup may now be bad.
If there was an original setup CD, I can no longer find it - but I'm pretty sure there wasn't ... and even if there was, I have no faith that the CD device would be able to read it at this point.
I cannot read most CD's including a ton of CD's that work in other computers.
I am trouble-shooting a CDRW (MSI BD52A) which cannot write CD's - it errors out. It also cannot read most CD's, including un-burned CD's ... manufactyred CD's.
The O/S is XP Pro.
The CD is now installed as an ATAPI CDRW 52XMax.
I have tried uninstalling the device and re-installing it but the MSI CD52A is not listed.
When I uninstall it, it re-installs it as ATAPI CDRW 52XMax and if I try to manually install, there is no MSI CD52A - nor any MSI or Microstar devices at all.
There is a flash utility at the MSI site, I have tried it - no luck at all.
I have tried to find an appropriate .inf file, both on my computer as well as on the internet and at the msi site and have had no luck.
If you have any knowledge or ideas, it would surely be appreciated.