OK so this is a Sony VGN-AR670 laptop and it's currently the world's only 17"-19" netbook because I have no working optical drive in Windows. Last night I installed Windows 7 64bit Ultimate, I had been using the Win 7 Release Candidate beta without issue, though not sure if 64 bit or 32 bit. I honestly thought it was 64 bit but when I put the 64 but upgrade CD in it gave me an error about not being able to run so I just did a clean install and didn't worry about it. I wish I investigated it more... Anyway Win 7 installed and today when I went to install Office 2007 I noticed there's no CD Drive in My Computer... go to device manager and CD-Rom is listed with an error... I uninstall it and re=scan for hardware changes... it detects the drive as matshita bd-cmb uj-120
and says the software was not successfully installed. Also Mass Storage Controller is listed as "No driver
found" but I don't know what that is affecting if anything. I checked Sony's site but they don't support Win 7 for this laptop which I can't imagine as it was a top of the line machine when I got it right before the Win 7 release, always planned on upgrading- got sick otherwise would have done this long ago. Also there are no Vista drivers
for this drive, presumably because windows should detect and install it automatically, and it did with the Beta and all though the install- so I don't get why it won't work now.
Any help on finding this driver? I've searched and searched and just get scam sites claiming to sell you the driver or making you take surveys to download,