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Windows 7: DVD Drive


21 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
DVD Drive

Hi all,
im new to this forum, but not to windows,
my dvd drive will register in BIOS but not in windows, sometimes it will appear and then sometimes i will not?

anyone had this problem before?



thanks


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21 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have heard of BIOS versions 4-5 years or older having a hard time picking up SATA DVD drives but not anything newer and even the older BIOS usually don't have a problem with IDE drives.

You might see if theres an update for your BIOS and see what interface your DVD drive is...SATA or IDE

EDIT" I misread you question. You're saying the BIOS always picks it up....but Windows "sometimes" does not....

You may want to go to "Disk Management" and see if it's set up right there.
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21 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

my drive is ide, i will look for a bios update :-)
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21 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Is it showing in "Disk Management"? (Right click "my computer" and go to manage - then disk management.) Does it show up in there? How about "device manager" is there a DVD drive listed there?
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21 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

no nothing is in device manager or disk managment, and sorry i probs wrote it wrong i mean it always appears in bios and windows sometimes picks it up
:-)
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21 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Has this always been the case or has it been happening after upgrading to Windows 7?

Also, welcome to the forum! and please fill out your system specs

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tem-specs.html
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21 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

hi i will fill those out now,
this has only become a problem since i upgraded to windows 7
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21 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Since it only happens "sometimes" I would first get into your case and check all power and data connections.

Since it only happens "sometimes" I would think a power supply, or cable problem also.

Think about installing the latest driver next time it shows up also.

I can't think of anything that would make it not show up sometimes but show up other times besides power or data connections.
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21 Nov 2009   #9

 

Is it a Sony or a TSST drive? Have a look around other similar threads...
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21 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

im going to change the ide data cables ill let you know :-)
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