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Windows 7: Windows 7 not wanting to detect DVD/CD's

16 Oct 2010   #11
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Try this

https://www.sevenforums.com/1017137-post2.html


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16 Oct 2010   #12
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Zidane, no offense, but that info has been posted twice or 3 times on the first page.

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I agree, it is either a bad drive, bad cable, bad port, or have you checked that it is setup in the BIOS?
Check that the cable is plugged in proper, and maybe (if you can) move it to a different port on the board. But unplug the cable at both ends and plug back in. Also make sure no pins are bent, if there are any.
Also, just for giggles, can you try installing the latest chipset drivers for the mobo?
While I do doubt that this will work, it should not hurt either. And you never know.

If it is setup proper in the BIOS and you have tried the other fixes already listed and the chipset drivers do not help. Then it is one of the three things I mentioned above in this post.
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16 Oct 2010   #13
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Zidane, no offense, but that info has been posted twice or 3 times on the first page.

*********
I agree, it is either a bad drive, bad cable, bad port, or have you checked that it is setup in the BIOS?
Check that the cable is plugged in proper, and maybe (if you can) move it to a different port on the board. But unplug the cable at both ends and plug back in. Also make sure no pins are bent, if there are any.
Also, just for giggles, can you try installing the latest chipset drivers for the mobo?
While I do doubt that this will work, it should not hurt either. And you never know.

If it is setup proper in the BIOS and you have tried the other fixes already listed and the chipset drivers do not help. Then it is one of the three things I mentioned above in this post.
I see that LOL...sorry for re-posting information!

I agree with that you ask to do now AND if none of it pans out sans the bad drive part....
well....
it has to be a bad drive

I will ponder it a bit and maybe I or someone else gets a spark of genius LOL
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09 Dec 2010   #14
millerralf

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This worked for me. My Toshiba notebook would play recorded cds and dvds, but not see blank media or things I recorded. Now I have to try burning. I'll report back.
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09 Dec 2010   #15
millerralf

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It still won't read blank media,tells me I need to format. Using Maxell, Sony or Philips cds and dvds.
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09 Dec 2010   #16
millerralf

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why can't this be solved? This is obviouly a problem for many people. I can't backup my system or burn anything. I have uninstalleded all third-party burning software. Now I'm going to uninstall iTunes again.
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09 Dec 2010   #17
Coram Daes

W7x64P
 
 

Dreshanda: You hardware specs do not tell if you have a custom built pc or a branded one, but, I stumbled over a similar issue and in my case it was not related to W7 as such.
Turns out I set the SATA channels the DVD's are on in AHCI mode. In BIOS.
So if you have reviewed and altered any settings in the BIOS, there are many reasons for this, have a peek at that.
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