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Windows 7: DVD Drive detected by BIOS but not Windows

11 Jan 2013   #1
Krypted

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
DVD Drive detected by BIOS but not Windows

Decided to install an aftermarket DVD drive from my old pc. It powers on and the tray works. It's the only IDE drive that is connected to my motherboard. It shows up in BIOS under boot device priority but can't be found once I log into windows. I've tried making adjustments in the registry, disconnecting and reconnecting the drive and all jumper options (Master,Slave,Cable Select). After the BIOS screen it pulls up a JMicron screen that displays the drive name in green lettering. The DVD Drive in question is a Pioneer model DVR-A18M. Any help in resolving this matter is appreciated. I would just buy another SATA drive but don't see the need when I know this one is functional. (plus it cost me 3x the amount of my Asus SATA drive)


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11 Jan 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

New SATA CD/DVD burner drives are cheap. Newegg sells them for under $20. Not worth the hassle of trying to make an old PATA drive work, regardless of how much it initially cost.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151256

But, the PATA drive, being the only PATA device should be set (jumper on the rear of the drive) for Master. That may make it work. If it won't work set as Master, set it as Cable Select (labled CS or CSEL on drive). On the other hand, There may be some driver needed to make the PATA controller active in Windows.
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11 Jan 2013   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Possible that Windows 7 did not assign a drive letter to the new drive. If you can post a screenshot of of the maximized disk management screen it might give a clue.

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11 Jan 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Is it really accesible? Try to boot from some bootable DVD.
Most preferrable win7 installation disk or win7 system repair disk. Enter command prompt after booting from DVD.
Code:
diskpart
list vol
exit
Does it list the dvd drive?

In registry (after normal boot) goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

What is value of UpperFilters and LowerFilters (if listed)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060#win7fix
So try this
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...troubleshooter
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11 Jan 2013   #5
Krypted

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
New SATA CD/DVD burner drives are cheap. Newegg sells them for under $20. Not worth the hassle of trying to make an old PATA drive work, regardless of how much it initially cost.

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-224BB - CD / DVD Burners

But, the PATA drive, being the only PATA device should be set (jumper on the rear of the drive) for Master. That may make it work. If it won't work set as Master, set it as Cable Select (labled CS or CSEL on drive). On the other hand, There may be some driver needed to make the PATA controller active in Windows.
The drive is set as master.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Possible that Windows 7 did not assign a drive letter to the new drive. If you can post a screenshot of of the maximized disk management screen it might give a clue.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Is it really accesible? Try to boot from some bootable DVD.
Most preferrable win7 installation disk or win7 system repair disk. Enter command prompt after booting from DVD.
Code:
diskpart
list vol
exit
Does it list the dvd drive?

In registry (after normal boot) goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

What is value of UpperFilters and LowerFilters (if listed)

They're aren't listed.

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
So try this
Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
It would boot my repair disk but not the windows disk. Once I got into diskpart it wouldn't let me type anything. I tried diskpart running windows and the disk wasn't listed.

Truobleshooting got me nowhere.
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12 Jan 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I see cdrom (F) in your disk management screenshot! That's the DVD drive.
Code:
 
diskpart
list vol
Post screenshot
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12 Jan 2013   #7
Krypted

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
I see cdrom (F) in your disk management screenshot! That's the DVD drive.
Code:
 
diskpart
list vol
Post screenshot
That would be my Asus SATA DVDRW. I'm having problems with a Pioneer IDE DVDRW that is not listed. Here's requested screenshot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krypted View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
I see cdrom (F) in your disk management screenshot! That's the DVD drive.
Code:
 
diskpart
list vol
Post screenshot
That would be my Asus SATA DVDRW. I'm having problems with a Pioneer IDE DVDRW that is not listed. Here's requested screenshot.
Indeed only one DVD in screenshot. Try the same in windows recovery environment->command prompt.
Also one DVD?
System Recovery Options
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Is it really accesible? Try to boot from some bootable DVD.
Most preferrable win7 installation disk or win7 system repair disk. Enter command prompt after booting from DVD.
Code:
diskpart
list vol
exit
Does it list the dvd drive?

In registry (after normal boot) goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

What is value of UpperFilters and LowerFilters (if listed)

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
So try this
Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
What is value of UpperFilters and LowerFilters (if listed)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2013   #10
Krypted

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krypted View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
I see cdrom (F) in your disk management screenshot! That's the DVD drive.
Code:
 
diskpart
list vol
Post screenshot
That would be my Asus SATA DVDRW. I'm having problems with a Pioneer IDE DVDRW that is not listed. Here's requested screenshot.
Indeed only one DVD in screenshot. Try the same in windows recovery environment->command prompt.
Also one DVD?
System Recovery Options
When running diskpart in recovery setup I get both DVD drives listed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Is it really accesible? Try to boot from some bootable DVD.
Most preferrable win7 installation disk or win7 system repair disk. Enter command prompt after booting from DVD.
Code:
diskpart
list vol
exit
Does it list the dvd drive?

In registry (after normal boot) goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

What is value of UpperFilters and LowerFilters (if listed)

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
So try this
Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
What is value of UpperFilters and LowerFilters (if listed)
There are no registry entries for UpperFilters or LowerFilters
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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