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Windows 7: Someone must know how I can fix my disc drive?

24 Sep 2010   #41
Liisa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Since I uninstalled it my drive won't show up when I check my hardware, it used to :s


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24 Sep 2010   #42
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Liisa View Post
Since I uninstalled it my drive won't show up when I check my hardware, it used to :s
try reinstalling the driver now
If it's doesn't show up when you restart then manually search for new hardware and use the locating the driver files
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25 Sep 2010   #43
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Ohjaimet ja ladattavat tiedostot

i had a look at the dell site in finland for drivers for the dvd/cd player can you identify the model?
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25 Sep 2010   #44
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Everything thus far has been focusing on the drive itself. Maybe it's time to escalate the troubleshooting to something within the system that interfaces with the drive. I'd try System File Checker first, and if that doesn't work, a Repair Install. If neither of these restore functionality to the drive, it's possible the drive is damaged.
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25 Sep 2010   #45
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

yes you are right also try and run system scan and here is a microsoft site for help http://www.microsoft.com/athome/troubleshoot101.aspx

sfc/scannow

to open elevated cmd prompt >
1) press windows key + r (on keyboard)
2) type cmd in box and press enter
3) copy and paste > sfc/scannow next to c:Users\******> (*your user name see png pic) and then press enter on keyboard.
4) let windows scan the file system if it finds errors it will correct and let you no in the cmd window.


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25 Sep 2010   #46
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

For now, what comes to my mind is hardware failure. You can try cleaning the inside of the CPU and check if the IDE and SATA cables (cables that connect the drives to the motherboard) are properly and tightly connected. Try cleaning it up, dust is a killer you know.

And yes, please give a little more info on the exact model of your drive, your computer and just a little more details on how the DVD drive fails. Do you recall doing anything you don't do often just before this happened??
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25 Sep 2010   #47
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

here is a link to Cleaning the Interior of your PC
Cleaning the Interior of your PC
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25 Sep 2010   #48
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Liisa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
no you wont need a shop have faith in the forums !!that may work boohbah thanks

Tried that twice and rebooted and nothing yet
This method has been used in the past on vista. not sure if works on win7

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  1. Click Start, and then click All Programs.
  2. Click Accessories, and then click Run.
  3. Type regedit, and then click OK. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  4. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  5. In the right pane, click UpperFilters. You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 8.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  7. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  8. In the right pane, click LowerFilters.
  9. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  10. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  11. Exit Registry Editor.
  12. Restart the computer.
If you didnít find the UpperFilter or LowerFilter in your registry this method may not be applicable to your computer. Try one of the other solutions below.



I suggest you look at the full artical linked here before you try this method. Also always back up your registry before making changes, Good luck to you with this problem.
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