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 Post subject: Disappearing DVD Rom in Windows 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Hi

I tried looking for this but couldnt find an answer so I was hoping that someone could help me.

Every so often i find that my DVD burning disappears from my computer and I end up having to shut down my PC a couple of times for it to re-appears. I have tried the windows fix for this and also looking for the filters in the registry but it doesn't help. The only think that helps is to shut my computer down a couple of times and then it will come back. This is the second DVD Rom so I don't think its the drive. It does get frustrating when you are playing RTS games and need acceese to the disk.

Any help?

I am using Windows 7 Pro.

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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing DVD Rom in Windows 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:35 pm 
Smithfield
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Is it still there in device manager? Or is it completely gone? Also if it uses SATA and you set up your SATA ports in AHCI mode, you can remove power to the drive and put it back in and the drive should be able to come on via hotplugging.


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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing DVD Rom in Windows 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:41 pm 
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My optical drives in win 7 pro do not show up unless I have a cd/dvd in them.

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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing DVD Rom in Windows 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:37 pm 
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thanks for the response latios and no it isnt in the device manager either. I can hot plug it but defeats the purpose of having a drive if i need to continue to do it that way.

this even happens with a dick in it.

Anyone with more ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing DVD Rom in Windows 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:06 pm 
Smithfield
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Adv0cate wrote:
thanks for the response latios and no it isnt in the device manager either. I can hot plug it but defeats the purpose of having a drive if i need to continue to do it that way.

this even happens with a dick in it.

Anyone with more ideas?

Hopefully that isn't your dick.

I mean when it disappears and you do a hot plug, will it reappear.


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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing DVD Rom in Windows 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:11 pm 
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meant "disk"


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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing DVD Rom in Windows 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Adv0cate wrote:
meant "disk"

I know, but that was a typo I couldn't pass up :P


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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing DVD Rom in Windows 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:18 am 
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Have you tried to flash the firmware on that drive? That may be all that is needed for it to function right. You will have to take it out and get the make and model number for its website to provide the correct firmware. If after it is flashed and it still gives you problems, it is time for a new drive.

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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing DVD Rom in Windows 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:06 am 
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Do you have, or have you had iTunes installed? I have read about issues where iTunes for Windows has made people's optical drives disappear. I recently worked on a laptop that had that problem. If this is the case have a look at this [url]support.apple.com/kb/HT2615[/url]


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