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Windows 7: DVD-ROM Drive disabled in Windows 7?

25 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
DVD-ROM Drive disabled in Windows 7?

When I go to my computer it has a 'BD-ROM Drive' but my DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drive does not appear. I tried putting a CD but nothing happens.

Under device manager I have a CD-ROM drive enabled but below that is 'PBDS DVD+-RW DS-8W1P ATA Device which when I click says this device is disabled (Code 22). I try to click 'enable device' but when I go through the troubleshooting wizard is says windows cannot enable the device.

Can anybody help me? I just want to upgrade my Windows 7 Beta 7022 to 7048 but can't do it without my CD-Rom drive.

I want to get his fixed but if I cant would I be able to upgrade Windows 7 from Vista (I'm running a dual-boot) or will that write over my Vista partition?

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25 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ace2525 View Post
When I go to my computer it has a 'BD-ROM Drive' but my DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drive does not appear. I tried putting a CD but nothing happens.

Under device manager I have a CD-ROM drive enabled but below that is 'PBDS DVD+-RW DS-8W1P ATA Device which when I click says this device is disabled (Code 22). I try to click 'enable device' but when I go through the troubleshooting wizard is says windows cannot enable the device.

Can anybody help me? I just want to upgrade my Windows 7 Beta 7022 to 7048 but can't do it without my CD-Rom drive.

I want to get his fixed but if I cant would I be able to upgrade Windows 7 from Vista (I'm running a dual-boot) or will that write over my Vista partition?
Make sure to install your chipset drivers for your DVD drive to be recognized. Also the BD-ROM drive you're seeing is virtual courtesy of elby CloneDrive elby Free Software
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17 Jun 2010   #3
frz

Windows7
 
 

i had the same problem..
tried a lot of solutions fromm a lot of diff site
only solution i found was to replace the dvd rom with a new one
it immediately deteced the new rom as new hardware foun
i tried to install my old rom on another xp laptop but it didnt work
what surprises me is that i loaded windows 7 from the same dvd rom b4 it stopped workin
wonder if it is a Windows 7 prob...
rgds
frz
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20 Jun 2010   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ace2525 View Post
When I go to my computer it has a 'BD-ROM Drive' but my DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drive does not appear. I tried putting a CD but nothing happens.

Under device manager I have a CD-ROM drive enabled but below that is 'PBDS DVD+-RW DS-8W1P ATA Device which when I click says this device is disabled (Code 22). I try to click 'enable device' but when I go through the troubleshooting wizard is says windows cannot enable the device.

Can anybody help me? I just want to upgrade my Windows 7 Beta 7022 to 7048 but can't do it without my CD-Rom drive.

I want to get his fixed but if I cant would I be able to upgrade Windows 7 from Vista (I'm running a dual-boot) or will that write over my Vista partition?
Welcome Ace, to the Windows 7 Support forum,
Under device manager un-install your optical drive and re-boot and see if Windows 7 sees the drive and installs it.
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20 Jun 2010   #5

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If you want to upgrade, upgrade to 7600 RTM.
For your DVD try this.
Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media
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20 Jun 2010   #6

 
Review this thread

Ace if you have a chance review this thread please, it may help.

CD/DVD drives not recognised by W7
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20 Jun 2010   #7
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Probably an upper/lower filter problem. Here is the fix.
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20 Jun 2010   #8

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Great help guys,

Just wondering if you noticed that ace hasn't logged in since august last year?
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20 Jun 2010   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Great help guys,

Just wondering if you noticed that ace hasn't logged in since august last year?
Oopps I saw that, FRZ gave it the bump.
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20 Jun 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Great help guys,

Just wondering if you noticed that ace hasn't logged in since august last year?
Oopps I saw that, FRZ gave it the bump.
No prob, I was just wondering.
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