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Windows 7: DVD Drive no longer available

29 Mar 2009   #11

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
1st thing to check is the connections. I don't know about the bios but I know that Windows 7 only shows devices with content.

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Other than that i'm at a loss LOL

as you can see, the left panel only shows drive C but the main screen shows DVD drive
Goto folder options/View and untick the option that says don't show drives without content, or something like that you will find it. Then you will see all drives. Does not apply to DVD or CD drives though.

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29 Mar 2009   #12

Windows 7 RTM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Studulike View Post
The problem you have there is a clasic upper and lower filter problem.

This fix should work in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
You may want to try it again under Vista as that should sort problem above as well.
Also now Bios can see drive maybe the filters will show up in Windows 7. Also sometimes you have to reboot a couple of times with windows 7 before all new hardware is seen correctly. As the bios only now sees the drive it is like new hardware in Windows.
Also do you by any chance have a second IDE card or Sata PCI card installed in your machine as I have seen this cause isues with DVD drives under Windows 7. It is then just a case of shuffling drives around.

Hope this might help
Thanks. I will restart a couple more times and see if that helps with Win 7. So far, the dvd drive nor filters are showing up.
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29 Mar 2009   #13

Windows 7 RTM

Still no luck. Ive rebooted a few times too and to answer you other question, I do not have another IDE.
Earlier this morning, I even completely re-installed Win 7 7068. This just baffles me.
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08 Oct 2009   #14

Dual boot 7x64/xp 32

Studulike, thanks for the Lower Filters and Upper Filters fix. My DVD burner suddenly stopped working; device manager showed me a driver error, and uninstalling the burner and rebooting just got me a driver install error.

This registry hack fixed it.
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12 Oct 2009   #15

Dual boot 7x64/xp 32


See attached. One can blame a lot on Quicktime/ITunes.

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12 Oct 2009   #16

Windows Seven 7600

Turn off the computer, unplug the drive from the eSata plug, turn on the computer, turn it off, plug back in the eSata plug. I have encountered a problem similar to this on windows vista a long time ago. Only a possible solution. Good Luck.
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13 Oct 2009   #17

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium

Check under sata configuration in the bios - if you have AHCI or raid enabled W7 will load the intel driver for it, but unless you install the intel matrix storage manager driver software you may not be able to see the dvd drive (as in your case) or it may not function properly.
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14 Oct 2009   #18

win 7 x64

I've found advice to disable the drivers integrity check: Run: bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS.

This worked for me.
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16 Oct 2009   #19


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aerosnow View Post
I've found advice to disable the drivers integrity check: Run: bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS.

This worked for me.

Oh!! yes this is the Line, It works!!
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03 Nov 2009   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600

Ok i have read this thread hoping it helps me. I have similar problem with my Pioneer DVR-115DBK Burner. I have it a Vantec 5.25 enclosure. I alos have another Vantec Samsung SH-S203N SATA dvd burner. And last I have 2 internal drives, one Pioneer PATA 115 and a SATA Samsung SH-203B. When i had Vista 64 bit, I had them working. Now it seems that I cannot get this Pioneer to work ro show up. I plugged my laptop to it, bingo it works, laptop has windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. My system is 64 bit. I did the registry change, the integrity check. Dont know what else to do. Any advise please. Thanks
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