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Windows 7: My ASUS Optical Drive just vanished from Windows 7? Please help!

07 Jan 2015   #11
bal1985

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Any time you're writing to (normally) Read-Only Memory, yes, there's a risk of bricking. This is usually caused by losing power nowadays, so you do take a tiny risk when updating a system without a backup ROM to make sure you don't lose power.
Your not answering my question, I understand there are risks. I'm however, asking you, the veteran here at these forums, if I should update the BIOS or stay put? Knowing what you know now from my previous posts in this thread, do you think the benefits outweigh the risks? Especially coming from a novice like me who has never dealt with updating a BIOS. You also said that you only usually the BIOS if the latest updates change log has one of your computers issues listed. Well, my ASRock motherboard website doesn't give very much detail on what the update fixes and if I would benefit from it.

Most importantly, was this Optical Drive "peek-a-boo" a random issue or could there be something else sitting and waiting to strike again, some error in the build of my PC?

I told you I followed the directions in that Windows Help link I posted previously, but I don't see how deleting two items in the registry simply fixes this and the drive just re-appears again? I doubt I fixed the issue for good, I'm guessing I just did a band-aid fix.


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07 Jan 2015   #12
TVeblen

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Do not update the BIOS at this time. It is an extreme longshot that your problem would be due to a BIOS version.

First, get into your BIOS settings and see if the optical drive is present there.
That is the first step. Do not do any other steps until you have done the first step.

Losing all data from the HDD is even more concerning. You should explain that better.
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