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Windows 7: DVD Drives are now CD drives

31 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
DVD Drives are now CD drives

DVD rom & ram drives now are labeled as CD drives. I pretty much done every fix listed anywhere and can't revert back. They will not automatically do anything DVD related but I can force them for example to play a dvd if I point to the correct file.

I don't want to format and reinstall, only as a last resort.

Additionally, I plugged other DVD drives in and they say CD drives as well.

filters are now non-existant in the registry.

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02 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

ran those previously, no go
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02 Jan 2011   #4

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Tried un-installing and reinstalling (Scan for hardware changes) via device manager?
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02 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

I removed the drives via manager and when Windows finds them, they come back as CD drives, not DVD drives. Can I (rebuild) the registry with my install disc?
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03 Jan 2011   #6

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Disconnect them literally, pulling the cables off the connector.

Reboot.

Look in BIOS and Device Manager and confirm that they do not show up at all.

Reconnect the drives.

Reboot and see if they are now recognized correctly.
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03 Jan 2011   #7

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Yeah! Do as suggested by sonic.
I remember once my x16 lane graphic card showed up and worked as if it were running on the x1 lane. Turned out that it was due to loose cable connection.
So, remove them completely and re-connect. May be this will do the job.
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03 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

you could also try running
Code:
cfs /scannow
in an elevated command prompt, but remember that not everythin will be detected/fixed on the first run, so multiple runs will be necessary.
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03 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

I ran that scan once, will try again...how do I get "elevated" again?
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03 Jan 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Find the command prompt shortcut and right click it. Choose "run as administrator".

You can also modify that shortcut so it ALWAYS runs as admininstrator. Much more convenient. Look at the shortcut's properties/advanced.
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