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Windows 7: DVD Reader

13 Jun 2011   #1
pbhadley

windows 7 home premium
 
 
DVD Reader

I have just installed windows 7. The PC has a CD drive and a DVD drive. On start up Windows does not "see" the DVD drive, but if I go to Hardware manager and ask it to search for hardware it finds and installs the DVD drve no problem. Why does Windows 7 not do this automatically?


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13 Jun 2011   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

What do you mean on Startup the DVD Drive is not seen?

Also what is the make/model of your DVD drive

Josh
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13 Jun 2011   #3
pbhadley

windows 7 home premium
 
 
Installing DVD

sorry, what I mean is that Windows will not automatically find and install the DVD reader. But if you ask windows to search via the Divice manager it finds it and installs it successfully. Will the make/model of DVD reader make a difference. BTW they was no problem when I was running the PC with Windows XP
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13 Jun 2011   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If I understood what you said, it sounds as though there isn't a proper driver on the installation DVD for your drive, thus has to wait until you install it via Windows Update, as you did.
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13 Jun 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Following on from the above. When you select "Computer" you should see your CD/DVD drive as an icon. If so you're ok.
Or are you saying this is not the case and you need to do an install of the CD/DVD each time you boot your PC?
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13 Jun 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you know who manufactured your DVD drive it won't hurt to go to their website to see if there are any updated drivers or a firmware update.
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13 Jun 2011   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
If you know who manufactured your DVD drive it won't hurt to go to their website to see if there are any updated drivers or a firmware update.
There may be exceptions, but all CD and DVD drives I've seen since Windows 95 came to market used the drivers that are included with Windows.

It's odd that the drivers install, but then don't stick.

Remove the device from Device Manager and re-detect it? That may not help. Shouldn't hurt.
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14 Jun 2011   #8
pbhadley

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I will check the make/model of the DVD drive. The part that is the most baffeling is that I have to re-install every time I switch on the computer. And I does not show on the device list with the usual missing driver exclaimation mark. And it worked fine with WIndows XP without getting an external driver.
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14 Jun 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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14 Jun 2011   #10
pbhadley

windows 7 home premium
 
 

How can I fix that?
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