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Windows 7: No real or virtual cd/dvd shows up


26 Aug 2012   #1
Plecto

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
No real or virtual cd/dvd shows up

Hi. I installed W7 a month a go and it worked great back then, but recently both virtual cd/dvd roms and real cd/dvd roms has stopped showing in "my computer". I take a look in the device manager and they are indeed there, but they have yellow exclamation mark on them along with a USB controller (not sure what this is). I've tryed updating the drivers, but it just sais that my current driver is the best one. I've also tried troubleshooting and reinstalling the virtual ROM, but no luck. What happened?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2012   #2
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Did you try right click uninstalling all of these troubled drivers, and then pressing each one and "action - scan for hardware changes". Try this, i doubt it will fix the problem but it might.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2012   #3
Plecto

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I tried that. It sais "driver installation failed" and the reason for it is "failed" :P
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2012   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Plecto,
Help us to help you by:

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Ř Manufacturer and Model OR Custom build.
Ř ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

With Speccy, you can select with your mouse/touchpad info from the display
and paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2012   #5
Plecto

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It is done. My specs can now be seen in my profile.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm missing some needed info.

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# ***********************************************************************
# Places MySystem.txt on your desktop
# MySystem.txt contains info about your system
# ***********************************************************************
function bytesize ($n)
{ If (
$n -ge 1tb)
  { 
$result "{0:n2}" -($n 1tb) + " TB" }
  elseif (
$n -ge 1gb)
   { 
$result "{0:n2}" -($n 1gb) + " GB" }
  elseif (
$n -ge 1mb
   { 
$result "{0:n2}" -($n 1mb) +  " MB" 
  elseif (
$n -ge 1kb)
   { 
$result "{0:n2}" -($n 1kb) + " KB" 
  elseif ( 
$n -ge 0
    {
$result = [string][int]($n) + " bytes" 
  else
   { 
$result "n/a"}
  
$result }    

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If ($l -gt 1) {
for (
$i=0$i -lt $l$i +=2) { $b += [char](([byte][convert]::toint16($str[$i],16) * 16) + ([byte][convert]::toint16($str[$i+1],16) ))
$j++ } } $b.trim() }

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$os 
gwmi win32_operatingsystem
$cs   
gwmi Win32_ComputerSystem
$CSprod  
gwmi Win32_ComputerSystemProduct
$bios 
gwmi win32_bios
$bb 
gwmi win32_baseboard 
$vc 
= @(gwmi Win32_VideoController)
$snd = @(gwmi win32_sounddevice)
$dd= @(Gwmi win32_diskdrive)
$CD = @(gwmi win32_cdromdrive)
$cpu = @(gwmi win32_processor
$kbd = @(gwmi win32_keyboard)
$pntr = @(gwmi win32_pointingdevice)
$mem gwmi win32_memoryarray
$ram 
= @(gwmi win32_physicalmemory)


$obj 
 
add-member -membertype noteproperty -name "MAIN" -value ("") -passthru |
 
add-member -membertype noteproperty -name "Operating System" -value ($os.caption " " $os.csdversion " " $os.osarchitecture) -passthru |
 
add-member -membertype noteproperty -name "Computer Manufacturer,model, version, system type" -value ($cs.manufacturer " || " $cs.model " || " $csprod.version " || " $cs.systemtype) -passthru |
 
add-member -membertype noteproperty -name "BIOS Version, date, name" -value ($bios.smbiosbiosversion "||" $bios.converttodatetime($bios.releasedate) + "||" $bios.name) -passthru |
 
add-member -membertype noteproperty -name "Motherboard Manufacturer, Product" -value ($bb.manufacturer " " $bb.product
$cnt $cpu.count
for ($ndx=1$ndx -le $cnt$ndx++) {
  
$o $cpu[$ndx -1]
  
$tmp "{0:N3}" -($o.maxclockspeed 1000)
  
$obj add-member -membertype noteproperty -name ("Processor " $ndx "--Description, Manufacturer, Max Speed") -value ($o.Name " || " $o.manufacturer " || " $tmp " GB"
}
$obj add-member -membertype noteproperty -name "VIDEO,SOUND,KEYBOARD,MICE" -value (""
$cnt $vc.count
for ($ndx=1$ndx -le $cnt$ndx++) {
  
$o $vc[$ndx -1]
  
$obj add-member -membertype noteproperty -name ("Video Controller " $ndx "--Description, Driver Version, Driver Date") -value ($o.caption " || " $o.DriverVersion " || " $o.converttoDateTime($o.driverdate)) 
}
$cnt $snd.count
for ($ndx=1$ndx -le $cnt$ndx++) {
  
$o $snd[$ndx -1]
  
$obj add-member -membertype noteproperty -name ("Sound Device " $ndx "--Description, Sound Manufacturer") -value ($o.caption " || " $o.Manufacturer
}
$cnt $kbd.count
for ($ndx=1$ndx -le $cnt$ndx++) {
  
$o $kbd[$ndx -1]
  
$obj add-member -membertype noteproperty -name ("Keyboard " $ndx )  -value ($o.name " " $o.description
}
$cnt $pntr.count
for ($ndx=1$ndx -le $cnt$ndx++) {
  
$o $pntr[$ndx -1]
  IF (
$o.manufacturer -eq "(Standard system devices)") {$o.manufacturer "Mouse"
  elseif ((
$o.manufacturer -eq "Microsoft") -AND ($o.hardwaretype "PS/2 Compatible Mouse")) {$o.manufacturer "Touchpad"
  
$obj add-member -membertype noteproperty -name ("Pointing Device " $ndx "--Device, INF file and INF section")  -value ($o.manufacturer " " $o.hardwaretype " || " $o.inffilename " in " $o.infsection)
}
$obj add-member -membertype noteproperty -name "MEMORY" -value ("")
$obj add-member -membertype noteproperty -name "Total RAM" -value (bytesize(($mem.endingaddress $mem.startingaddress) * 1024))
$cnt $ram.count
for ($ndx=1$ndx -le $cnt$ndx++) {
  
$o $ram[$ndx -1]
  
  
$obj add-member -membertype noteproperty -name ("RAM " $ndx +"--Manufacturer, Speed, Part #, Serial #, Data width" ) `
-value ((bytesize(
$o.capacity)) + " || " + $o.manufacturer + " || " + [string]($o.speed) + " MHz " + " || " + $o.partnumber + " || " + $o.serialnumber + " || " + $o.datawidth) 
}
$obj | add-member -membertype noteproperty -name "DRIVES" -value ("") 
$cnt = $dd.count
for (
$ndx=1; $ndx -le $cnt$ndx++) {
  
$o = $dd[$ndx -1]
  
$sernum = (asc2str($o.serialnumber))
  
$obj | add-member -membertype noteproperty -name ("Drive " + $ndx + "--Size, Model, firmware version, serial number ") -value ((bytesize($o.size)) + " || " + $o.model + " || " + $o.firmwarerevision + " || " + $sernum
}
$cnt = $cd.count
for (
$ndx=1; $ndx -le $cnt$ndx++) {
  
$o = $cd[$ndx -1]
 
$obj | add-member -membertype noteproperty -name ("Optical Drive " + $ndx + "--Name, Revision, Type") `
-
value ($o.name $o.description " || " $o.mfrassignedrevisionlevel " || " $o.mediatype )
}

#$obj | fl

$obj $env:userprofile\desktop\MySystem.txt

EXIT
EXIT 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2012   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

should have said. Would you please attach the MySystem.Txt to your next post
thanks,
karl
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2012   #8
Plecto

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #9
Plecto

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

*bump

I would really like to get my dvd drive running
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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