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Windows 7: Dvd and cd rom drives not recognized

26 Jan 2009   #11

windows 7 64 bit 7.000

coolness! I feel good to have helped. this will happen again some time so remember.

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01 Feb 2009   #12

Windows 7 Beta x64
Driver not reconized AD-7203s ATA Device

I have a "DVD/CD AD-7203s ATA Device"

Could you give the exact path, I played around with it and never found it.
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01 Feb 2009   #13

windows 7 64 bit 7.000

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17 May 2009   #14

Windows 2000

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alanmwilliamson View Post
I just deleted the lower upper entry in the reg key location. and yes, it fixed the problem
In my case I found out that there were no upper nor lower entries in the registry to delete, in other words dead-end.

What was funny - Windows recognized the CD/DVD drive after I removed and reinstalled it, as if nothing really happened.
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11 Sep 2009   #15

Windows 7

I am having the same problem and when i went into the registry editor i deleted the upper, there was no lower. I restarted the computer and checked again still no luck. The upper is back but the lower is still missing. I know my DVD drive is fine BC i am tri-booting XP Vista and Windows 7. I have been searching google but everyone has the same solution for the problem and that did not work.

Now i believe my problem may be different. I have a missing driver for my Raid Controller. Not sure how to solve this any help would be nice thanx.

Not sure if this has anything to do with it but i also am showing 2 floppy drives. Not sure why i only have on thats USB. Also my DVD drive was working on initial install but just stopped at some point i really dont know when though. My initial install was on a different hard drive and i cloned it to the one i am currently on. Could that have something to do with it?
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17 Jun 2010   #16


i had the same problem..
tried a lot of solutions fromm a lot of diff site
only solution i found was to replace the dvd rom with a new one
it immediately deteced the new rom as new hardware foun
i tried to install my old rom on another xp laptop but it didnt work
what surprises me is that i loaded windows 7 from the same dvd rom b4 it stopped workin
wonder if it is a win7 prob...
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