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Windows 7: DVD drive issues

08 Oct 2010   #1
Dager

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
DVD drive issues

Alright, I build a new system, and my DVD drive stopped working as soon as I started to install drivers for my Graphics card. I tried to located the drive in Device manager but oddly it is not showing up. I restarted into bios and saw that the drive was in fact recognized. In windows, I went into the registry files and the UPPER and LOWER filters were not there for the normal delete and restart. I purchased another drive thinking that the first was possibly was faulty, but sadly this second drive doesn't work either. As a last option I threw in my windows disc and restarted to see if it will boot from the disc, which it did.

I am out of options, I could do a new install of windows but I dread downloading the updates yet again, along with drivers and such.


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08 Oct 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome

You could try a repair install, which would keep your settings and jazz.

Have you tried downloading drivers from the company site?
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08 Oct 2010   #3
Dager

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I tried to download the DVD drivers, but the install programs tells me I do not have the drive installed. Also I can not do a windows repair without being able to load the disc while booted into windows, that is unless I missed something obvious.
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08 Oct 2010   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I believe you can have the "windows disk" on a USB device, or you could download an ISO of your version of Windows and mount it on a virtual drive. (I'm not 100% sure that would work, but I suspect it would)
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08 Oct 2010   #5
Dager

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Well now I think I done something very foolish, I found two more open Sata slots, switched my cables around and voila everything works. So either I have a bad sata connection on the motherboard, or it was configured to be a RAID. I am leaning towards the RAID put due to the fact I could see the drives in the BIOS before I switched. Hopefully after I read the motherboard manual again I can figure out why it done that.
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08 Oct 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi have you tried windows fix it ? Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media you will find it here at this link Microsoft Fix it Solution Center
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08 Oct 2010   #7
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dager View Post
Well now I think I done something very foolish, I found two more open Sata slots, switched my cables around and voila everything works. So either I have a bad sata connection on the motherboard, or it was configured to be a RAID. I am leaning towards the RAID put due to the fact I could see the drives in the BIOS before I switched. Hopefully after I read the motherboard manual again I can figure out why it done that.
well done good to find out whats wrong
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