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Windows 7: Fixing driver for Sony/Optiarc DVD player

19 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
Fixing driver for Sony/Optiarc DVD player

When I installed Windows 7 on my HP Laptop, my Sony/Optiarc (AD-7561S ATA) DVD player stopped working.

The driver was not missing per se; when I went to Device Manager & did diagnostics, everything checked out. However, whenever I inserted a DVD, it just sat. No playing, no menu; no DVD appeared in Windows Explorer.

I got the following help from an online chat with HP tech support. I don't have the copy of the chat, so I'm re-constructing this from memory ... but this at least should get you started. I'm sharing this for anyone out there who runs into the same issue.

- Go to Control Panel
- Right-click the DVD drive
- Go to this site:
- Allow the driver to install
- Right-click the DVD drive again
- Click "SCAN FOR HARDWARE CHANGES" ... this should allow the computer to find the new driver
- Restart your computer when prompted; the DVD player won't work until you do.

And a side note ... HP technical support was excellent. I was grateful to have the problem solved in less than an hour, and on the first try.

Best of wishes to you!

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