Lenovo Thinkpad T61 - Corrupt DVD drivers on XP Pro

My out o fthe box Thinkpad T61 shows a corrupt driver for the Hitachi GCC-4247N in Device Manager.

IBM tells me to reload the OS to recover from this issue.  I don't believe this...anyone have an idea of how to hack out the Microsoft Native drivers?  IBM doesn't use the Repair utility that we've all come to know and love.

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Have a read of this artical, the T61 is not listed in it but the GCC-4247N is. It talks about the posible need for a Firmware upgrade and how to do it. Worth a look as it is related to the Lenovo.
oceansupportAuthor Commented:
already tried a firmware upgrade...no upgrade available.
Have you tried the obvious solution of uninstalling the corrupted windows drivers in Device Manager, closing down the system, then rebooting, and letting the OS scan for hardware changes, & then reinstalling resident drivers?

If that doesn't work, have you done a "system update" with your thinkpad utilities?  U may have to update the utilities, but updating works automatically when you do a system update.  System updates that are critical typically include bios updates.  You may then have to "uninstall/reinstall" the dvd drivers.
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oceansupportAuthor Commented:
Scorp...went thru that whole mess about a dozen times

Had to hack it out thru current control set....reboot...then used a generic atapi tape driver and some crossed fingers...only took 4 hours to fix!!! Just about ready to give up and reload.


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oceansupportAuthor Commented:
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Glad to hear you resolved your issue AND that it took ONLY four hours!  ;-)
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