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Windows 7: DVD Drives not Being Picked Up

01 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 - 32 Bit
DVD Drives not Being Picked Up

Hi all,

My first post so please take it easy!

Had cause to swap out two dud dvd drives, LG branded ones.

Since installing the two replacements, also LG ones, all I am seeing listed under device manager is "CD ROM Drive". I used to be able to see the make/model etc of the drive before, but not any more. I have tried to update driver, remove, reinstall but they still show up as just a CD Drive.

Under My Computer, they are listed DVD RW Drive, which is fine, and also they read/write a-ok.

Can anyone shed why this could be?

Its Windows 7 Professional, 32 Bit version.

Many thanks

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01 Nov 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

here are two automated fixes you can try. if they dont work, please fill in your system specs. it will help to determine the problem.

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