dvd rom now seen as cd rom cant change it back!

  JEFoord 08:36 10 Sep 05


My pc is about 5 years old and dying, the system crashed the other week when aol tried making me upgrade something, so I had to reinstall windows 98se.
everything seemed succcessful until today.
i have just noticed that my dvd rom will not read any dvds of any sort (-/+ etc)
When I looked at the properties, i see that it is seen as a standard cd-rom not dvd-rom.
I have lots of work stored on dvds and cant access it and so it is very important that I sort this out.
Everything was normanl before the re-install, should i be looking to fiddle with the bios?
I know the easiest answer is to change the pc which i do plan to do soon, but do not have the means at this time.
Would really appreciate your help

Many thanks


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:19 10 Sep 05

BIOS would have no effect.

You need to update the win 98 DVD driver in device manager.

Do you have a driver on CD for the DVD player?

  pj123 12:27 10 Sep 05

You may need to go into the BIOS and re-detect all drives then save and exit and reboot.

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