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Windows 7: Win7 not reading DVD drive

22 Jan 2011   #1
silent54

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Win7 not reading DVD drive

My MB has only one IDE connection and all others are SATA. I have/had two IDE devices connected to the IDE port and they work without any problems. I wanted to add a second DVD drive. So what I did was get a IDE to SATA adapter to use with my IDE hard drive and then connect my two DVD drive through the IDE port. The adapter and drive picked up with no problems. As for the two DVD drive, they listed in BIOS but once I get to Windows they aren't shown in Windows Explorer and only seen in disk manager in the graphical view not in the volume list. I've check the connects, I've changed drive jumper from CS to master/slave, took the second drive I add off the ribbon, and put everything back to what it was before doing all of this. Even now with everything back to what it was as in drive connections, the DVD drive isn't being picked up. I've also uninstalled the drive in device manager and the restarted so it would be picked up and installed again. Windows picked it up and installed drivers and still nothing. At this point I can't think of anything else to do.


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22 Jan 2011   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Buy a $18 USD sata DVD drive.

I know that doesn't "fix" your problem but they are so incredibly cheap now-a-days, in my eyes my time is worth at least $18.
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22 Jan 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnathan Lyman View Post
Buy a $18 USD sata DVD drive.
I just bought this one and it works well.
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
$16.99, free shipping.

SATA is the way to go with a DVD burner.
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22 Jan 2011   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silent54 View Post
My MB has only one IDE connection and all others are SATA. I have/had two IDE devices connected to the IDE port and they work without any problems. I wanted to add a second DVD drive. So what I did was get a IDE to SATA adapter to use with my IDE hard drive and then connect my two DVD drive through the IDE port. The adapter and drive picked up with no problems. As for the two DVD drive, they listed in BIOS but once I get to Windows they aren't shown in Windows Explorer and only seen in disk manager in the graphical view not in the volume list. I've check the connects, I've changed drive jumper from CS to master/slave, took the second drive I add off the ribbon, and put everything back to what it was before doing all of this. Even now with everything back to what it was as in drive connections, the DVD drive isn't being picked up. I've also uninstalled the drive in device manager and the restarted so it would be picked up and installed again. Windows picked it up and installed drivers and still nothing. At this point I can't think of anything else to do.
You could try a Microsoft Fix-it Solution...:
Download details: Microsoft Fix it: Automated solutions for your issues

Download the one appropriate for Dvd: "Mats_Run.dvd.exe"
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22 Jan 2011   #5
silent54

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks NoN. That link fixed it. Not sure why it was not being picked up the drive. I could see it in manager but could only change drive letters and eject but could not access it in explorer. Guess I have a site to bookmark.
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22 Jan 2011   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silent54 View Post
Thanks NoN. That link fixed it. Not sure why it was not being picked up the drive. I could see it in manager but could only change drive letters and eject but could not access it in explorer. Guess I have a site to bookmark.
You're welcome and yes, it is site to bookmark!!!

That fix helped Windows 7 to recognize the drives...

Don't forget to type "solved" for that thread upper right!
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