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Windows 7: After Installing Win7 - Optical Drives Not Appearing

02 Nov 2009   #11
amiable1

Windows 7
 
 

I tried adding it as an attachment.




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03 Nov 2009   #12
Tricky

Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista 64, Windows 7 RC 64
 
 

Double clicking on each item from your screen shot should show an error code. What are they?
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03 Nov 2009   #13
amiable1

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
Double clicking on each item from your screen shot should show an error code. What are they?
Code 48.
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03 Nov 2009   #14
SillyMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SillyMan View Post
Try to update your BIOS and your chipset driver. There are no drivers for optical drives, don't waiste your time searching for it.
Don't be ridiculous!
Contrary to what you posted there are drivers for Optical drives!
OK, please give us a link to one of these drivers. For windows 7, of course.
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03 Nov 2009   #15
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amiable1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
Double clicking on each item from your screen shot should show an error code. What are they?
Code 48.
Good morning Amiable.
Follow the link for news and updates for your Toshiba Optical drive.
TOSHIBA - Storage Device Division SD-R1202 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive Update Information Page
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03 Nov 2009   #16
Adrian

 

[quote=SillyMan;352520][quote=Adrian;350457]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SillyMan View Post
Try to update your BIOS and your chipset driver. There are no drivers for optical drives, don't waiste your time searching for it.
Amiable, as Sillyman has suggested.
Access your bios and review your drive connections.
You have 2 listed as S/ATA and 1 as USB
We are looking to see if the ATA drives are listed as SATA and also you need to see if your USB connections are enabled!
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03 Nov 2009   #17
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Ok, here is another crazy suggestion from DocBrown's computer science lab

Power down computer. Disconnect all optical drives. Re-start computer with NON connected, wait till windows fully loads. NOW, power down computer, again.

Connect just one optical drive at a time to see if it finds the driver automatically, are you connected to internet at the time? Power up & down for each drive one at a time to see if you get any positive results. Trial & Error Testing !


" Doc "
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03 Nov 2009   #18
Adrian

 
SPECS

Amiable, I tried to google the specs for the DW U 18A drive, it seems to be an older drive that was picked up by LITE-ON, Coe Guys have a lot of patches and updates, I'll attach the link so you can see what we are talking about. codeguys.rpc1.org - Firmwares
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03 Nov 2009   #19
kpmadden

Windows 7
 
 

Solution to my problem was the old Vista one.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Good Luck
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03 Nov 2009   #20
amiable1

Windows 7
 
 

I want to thank everyone here for the help. You should know this is the most helpful forum I have EVER been on! And friendly too! You should all be proud. I think I am going to stick around, even after my problem is resolved to see if I can pass on the positive you have all given me.

Please keep the suggestions coming.

The BIOS is the newest and latest, the mobo chipset is updated with the latest compatible with Win7.

I want to remind everyone of a few things. These drives were all working fine under all builds of Vista, they didn't conk out until I installed Win7. I even used one of the drives to install Win7!

Second, Sony told me these drives DO have drivers. But the drivers are given to MS to be disseminated with the OS. When I contacted them, Sony took the drives hooked them up to Win 7 just to check and make sure the drivers they gave MS were compatible. The drivers WERE compatible! Sony even went so far as to send me a screen-capture of Device Manager to show me.

I am going to try DocBrown's suggestion, in the hopes there might have been some sort of problem with the order in which the drivers were loaded related to the many other drivers.

Thanks again, everyone.
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