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Windows 7 install killing optical drive
Hi, I couldn't find a comment on this anywhere; wondering if anyone else has run into this:
I did a clean install of Windows 7 (Professional 64-bit) to my Asus M70Vn (originally Vista). After that, if I put a disc into the DVD drive, it will run correctly for a while but then stop reading and start spinning constantly. It doesn't even stop spinning for a restart, only a shutdown.
It's now happened after two installs, just the same way. The drive would even do the same thing under Ubuntu (installed via wubi). But it's definitely Windows 7 that does it, since it worked when I went back to Vista inbetween.
I can't even install a new driver for it because Asus' site doesn't show one. Is there an alternative place to look for Windows 7 drivers? Should I install a new BIOS?
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