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Windows 7: G50vt-x5 asus laptop dvd drive stopped working

02 Feb 2010   #1
soupysoup

asus G50VT-x5
 
 
G50vt-x5 asus laptop dvd drive stopped working

Hello

I havn't used my dvd drive in a while, but recently i decided to install a game, but the drive doesn't recognize any disks, and it does not appear in my computer.

Im pretty sure i have all the proper drivers which i downloaded from the support.asus website. I also removed my dvd drive and put it back in and no change.

I upgraded to windows 7 and i found a few other articles saying that their are a few problems with windows 7 not recognizing the drive. So if anyone has had this problem please help.... Thanks

I also tried to update the firmware, but my drive could not be located to do that

Asus G50VT-x5
Windows 7 ultimate


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02 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Could you please check to see if the drive is recognized at all in the BIOS?

Also, if you have another machine you could test the drive in, that would be great. If not, no big deal.

You can also try updating your chipset drivers and BIOS.

Good luck!
~JK
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03 Feb 2010   #3
soupysoup

asus G50VT-x5
 
 

I put my windows 7 cd in and rebooted, and it loaded the windows 7 install screen, showing that the dvd drive was fine, and the problem was with windows....

I reformatted and boomdiggidy, the drive works again.

thanks
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03 Feb 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soupysoup View Post
I put my windows 7 cd in and rebooted, and it loaded the windows 7 install screen, showing that the dvd drive was fine, and the problem was with windows....

I reformatted and boomdiggidy, the drive works again.

thanks
Exactly why 7 should never be upgraded, only freshly formatted.
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