Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Slimtype DVD Player disappeared from My Computer and Device Manager

13 Jul 2012   #1
Melkor

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit SP1
 
 
Slimtype DVD Player disappeared from My Computer and Device Manager

For he past 3 days my Slimtype DVD player was not noticed by my laptop at all. Even worse, my device manager does not recognize the DVD drive even though the drive is in working order (i.e. it can still open and close). This drive has worked well enough for the past five years and has been working properly until I installed some updates from the Windows update center. But I don't which update(s) caused my DVD drive to disappear. So after numerous attempts to fix the problem through Microsoft's Fix It Service (Boo!) I decided to restore my computer to its factory settings (OS: Windows Vista 32-bit) hoping that would restore the functionality of my DVD Drive. Alas, that did not even work! The only remnant of my DVD's functionality with Windows a registry key :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/DeviceClasses/{53f56308-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}/##?#IDE#CdRomSlimtype_DVD_A__DS8A1H__________________WH66____#5&50caa7d&0&0.0.0#{53f56308-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}

as shown by the following image but nowhere else. I have tried everything to fix this problem from the removing the upper filters and lower filters to reformatting my computer. Is their any other possible problem with my DVD?

Thank you


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
13 Jul 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

How about just a bad DVD player or a bad connection.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Slimtype DVD Player disappeared from My Computer and Device Manager




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Partition disappeared from My Computer and Disk Manager
I had a partition to my C: drive labeled the E: drive which has disappeared out of nowhere, it's a SSD so I don't know what has gone wrong.
Hardware & Devices
GPU disappeared from device manager after STOP error df
Hey, Here is what happened: My laptop was overheating, so I disassembled it and cleaned out the dust buildup in the fan. I did not remove the GPU from its socket, I simply applied new thermal paste and reassembled the laptop. Note that in order to gain access to the fan I had to completely...
Graphic Cards
External drives show in Device Manager & Disk Manager but not Computer
Two of my USB external Hard drives, a Fantom 600 GB and a Western Digital My Book 500GB cannot be seen in My Computer. I can see them in Device Manager and that says that they are working properly and the drivers are up to Date. In Disk Manager the 2 external drives had a black bar unlike the...
Hardware & Devices
HDD in device manager, not in My Computer
Bios and my device manager are both showing my local hard drives but I cannot seem to access one of the hard drives. Anybody ever seen this problem before? http://i.imgur.com/fp2mx.png
Hardware & Devices
Bluetooth Disappeared from Device Manager After Windows 7 Upgrade
I have an Inspiron 1420 with built-in bluetooth. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista and the bluetooth does not work anymore. Symptoms: 1 Bluetooth does not appear in device manager or control panel anymore 2 The 'Radio On-Off' switch on the front of the laptop no longer controls...
Drivers
Supreme FX-II disappeared from device manager
Hello!!! Last month, after a reboot i realised that i didn't have sound! I checked at the device manager, but it wasn't listed there! the problem with this soundcard is that it fits only in same motherboards so it wasn't easy to test it. Finally i found someone with this mobo and tested...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App