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Windows 7: CDs not recognised

13 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
CDs not recognised

My DVD drive , since upgrading to Windows 7 I am sure, will not acknowledge that there is a CD in it. DVDs are fine. It is just CDs that arent working. I checked for a driver update and there wasnt one. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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13 Aug 2009   #2


I know this is odd, but try to change your IDE slot
I've had the same issue and this helped me...
And of course, do you have ATA or SATA DVD-ROM?
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13 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for the reply, pretty sure its an ATA DVD-RW.

Name of the drive is, "HL-DT ST DVDRW GSA0H21N ATA Device"
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13 Aug 2009   #4


It's ATA...
Did you understand what you need to do?
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13 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7

No, sorry.

Do you mean physical move the drive into another bay?
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13 Aug 2009   #6


If you are using one ROM as a IDE Master, just change bay on the cable.
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13 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7

In that case I will give it a go. I shouldn't need to worry about frying everything due to static from my hands, should I?
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13 Aug 2009   #8


It's better to turn your computer off and unplug it...
Just in case...
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