Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#41737 by kanenas
Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:47 pm

I would appreciate it if somebody could tell me why the following occurs and whether a BIOS upgrade from esupport could possibly fix the problem.

I have an Acer Aspire 1705SMi with latest BIOS 3C13.

According to the manual, because of some unspecified design considerations, it uses the primary IDE channel for CD/DVD and the secondary for the hard disk.

Its original Matshita DVD-RA UJ-811 broke down so I took it to the store and had them put in a new NEC AD-7543.

Now the BIOS sees the hard disk but under ATAPI devices it shows nothing.

WinXP SP2 sees the drive but puts it under "unknown devices" and claims it has no driver for it.

The question:

Is that something that could be fixed with a modified BIOS or is the new DVD drive beyond the specs of the laptop and that's why it ignores it?

Thanks in advance for any help.