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Windows 7: dvd drive disappeared after updating windows 7 ultimate x64

20 Jan 2012   #1

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dvd drive disappeared after updating windows 7 ultimate x64

someone help my dvd drive disappeared after updates of windows 7 ultimate on my toshiba laptop satellite A205. in BIOS it is showning optical disk drive : NONE.. someone help please.it is not even booting. i have googled for various options none is doing the trick

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20 Jan 2012   #2

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Boot from bootable DVD, did that work in the past and not anymore? Was it visible in BIOS in the past?
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20 Jan 2012   #3

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Does bios see the harddrive, and can you boot from harddrive?
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20 Jan 2012   #4

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yeah it was bootable before.yea the hard disk is is bootable.
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20 Jan 2012   #5

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So the only problem is: bios doesn't detect dvd reader/writer. So Windows 7 doesn't detect it as well.

Does the dvd tray open? If you insert a dvd ... does it spin?
Has nothing to do with updates! Or did you a dvddrive firmware update?
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20 Jan 2012   #6

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it is a multiboot system with windows xp and windows 7 was wondering if i formated the windows 7 drive if it will bring any complications
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20 Jan 2012   #7

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yea it is opening normally
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20 Jan 2012   #8

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yeah it spins and the indicator light flickers
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20 Jan 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arthur311 View Post
it is a multiboot system with windows xp and windows 7 was wondering if i formated the windows 7 drive if it will bring any complications
winxp doesn't see dvddrive ass weel I assume?

Why do you want to format win7drive? Are winxp and Windows 7 installed on same physical disk?
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20 Jan 2012   #10

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i was having problems with windows xp i tried to repair it but wasnt gettig an activated one. i decided to install windows 7 on the second partition and all went well till when i updated it. bt with windows xp safe mode it is showing the dvd drive
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