No, it wasn't lowering the cpu that helped. It was recognized once I took it out of the "lowered state" that I had had it on while I was listening to it. If it was shut off while in the lower cpu and then plugged in to the computer it wouldn't be recognized. So I turned it back on, took it out of the lower cpu (putting it back to the "normal cpu" of your firmware), and turned it off. Then I plugged it in again in my computer and it was recognized immediately.
Seems that the computer (or at least mine which have been Dells) don't like it when it's in that lowered cpu mode and refuse to recognize the RO.
Hope that makes sense now.