-SuperDrive plugged directly into the USB port on the MBA. -Windows recognizes the drive, but does not power it. Device Manager gives it Error 19, "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you can first try running a Troubleshooting Wizard. If that does not work, you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)" -Downloaded this registry fix from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 -Now Windows reports Code 22 that it recognizes it and is disabled. Ok, enable. (at this point, you can insert a disc, but you'll never get it to spit back out unless you reboot and hold down the mouse button to force an eject.) -Now Windows Code 18 and asks for the appropriate driver. - Re-downloaded the Boot Camp 2.1 driver package and installed it. No go.
Is this a driver issue? Come on Apple, you intentionally crippled the Superdrive, now at least put out drivers to support the thing!!
Macbook Air 1st Gen, Windows XP, SP3, all available updates.