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Windows 7: DVD drives not showing as removable devices

17 Jun 2010   #1
steveci

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
DVD drives not showing as removable devices

The DVD drives in my machine do not show up in the removable devices section of Explorer under Computer. They are listed under the hard drives section and there is no removable devices section shown.
Some of my applications cannot detect that there is a DVD drive attached to the system because of this.
As an related problem, USB devices do not show as removable storage also.
I've tried re-installing the devices for the DVD drives but no change to the situation.
Can anyone suggest a solution? The problem has persisted since I did a clean install of Win 7 Pro.


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17 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steveci View Post
The DVD drives in my machine do not show up in the removable devices section of Explorer under Computer. They are listed under the hard drives section and there is no removable devices section shown.
Some of my applications cannot detect that there is a DVD drive attached to the system because of this.
As an related problem, USB devices do not show as removable storage also.
I've tried re-installing the devices for the DVD drives but no change to the situation.
Can anyone suggest a solution? The problem has persisted since I did a clean install of Win 7 Pro.

Hi Steve and welcome


This might be as simple as a driver. Can you go into device manager (type device manager is search) and check the dvd drive tab. Is your device listed? does it have a yellow explanation on top?
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17 Jun 2010   #3
steveci

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Devices OK

Dear zigzag3143,

definitely no problems in device manager. Both my BDROM drive and a virtual drive show up under the DVD/CD-ROM Section of device manager.

Neither device appears in Explorer as "Devices with Removable Storage"
The Virtual Drive and BDROM appear as Local Disk E: & G:

Please see attached JPEGS

On my second machine, both my Virtual Drive and an external USB DVD drive appear in Explorer as devices with removable storage.


Thanks.


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