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Windows 7: Windows 7 install killing optical drive

26 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
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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26 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Install the Vista Driver in compatibility mode and see if that fixes it.
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26 Aug 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Welcome to SF, QWERTY0. Does this happen with any media, or just a current dvd you're using? Please include your system specs.
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