Mitsumi cd-rom controller with double speed drive

  Jester2K 12:11 31 Dec 03

Windows 98SE

Under Device manager the

mitsumi cd-rom controller with double speed drive

shows with a yellow exclamation mark.

The CD Drive doesn't seem to want to work. I can't see to find a "Driver" (?) for this controller to see if the drive is dead or just needs a new driver.

Can any one help?

(I thought CDROMs didn't have drivers!?)

  Nellie2 12:22 31 Dec 03

Yes they do but they are normally quite happy with the windows generic ones

here is a link for some mitsumi here

  VoG II 12:22 31 Dec 03

Windows default drivers are usually OK. Have you tried removing in Device Manager and rebooting?

  Jester2K 12:29 31 Dec 03

Deleted entry (i wasn't sure what this "driver" did so thats why i asked first!! CDROM immediately burst into life but makes sounds like it having problems reading CD.. Even after reboot...

Clunk, clunk, spin, clunk, spin, etc etc

I'll try a spare CD ROM drive.


  VoG II 12:31 31 Dec 03

Have you tried a CD cleaning disk?

  Jester2K 13:15 31 Dec 03

VoG is will try one but unless that solves it i'll write it off as dead (it an old 8x drive)

Cheers all

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