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Windows 7: Computer does not recognize DVD in player

02 Dec 2011   #1
mrcart

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Computer does not recognize DVD in player

When I play a commercial DVD, a movie for instance, the E drive shows no disk inserted. However, a CD plays with no problem. This was not always the case, but has been since I installed Windows 7 Home Premium

I apologize now for anything lacking in description. I am a computer user is the same way I am a TV or telephone user. I have some knowledge gleaned from prior corrective efforts like this but by no means am I well versed in the technology. I can follow/have followed directions resulting in successful corrective measures taken.

I have already done the registry check for high and low filters (they aren't shown so cannot delete).

I've looked through numerous previous similar messages with no joy.

Thanks, Bob


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02 Dec 2011   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

have you downloaded the latest dell chipset drivers from dell website?
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02 Dec 2011   #3
mrcart

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

No, but I did, at Windows invitation, have it check for the latest drivers, etc. The report was that there were no updates available.
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04 Dec 2011   #4
mrcart

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
have you downloaded the latest dell chipset drivers from dell website?
I wasn't able to do that. Dell offers no chipset drivers for my computer for Windows 7, only XP and Vista. I was able, though, to update the BIOS to the latest available. Unfortunately, that did not solve the problem but I did get a warm, fuzzy feeling from being able to do it.
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04 Dec 2011   #5
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

thats the problem with older devices and newer software. The hardware inside isnt always supported after a while, and hence why theres no drivers available. try installing a vista version, it may work.

I have issues with windows home server and my hardware, as servers arent designed to run mid range graphics cards, but i use mine for Blu rays, no drivers were supported, but vista/7 versions worked.
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04 Dec 2011   #6
mrcart

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks, I'll give it a try. If there is a mismatch ( the Vista chipset being incompatible with Windows 7 maybe) will the software catch it and not install or will it go ahead anyway and completely mess up the computer?
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