Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: CD/DVD no longer detected

15 Feb 2011   #21
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

The OS came with the computer and I don't have a clean install. I have a repair disk that I created.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Feb 2011   #22
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I'm back with the same problem. Explorer does not recognize the DVD drive even though the device manager says it is working properly. I thought I had cured it when I used my system repair disk that I made when I first got the computer. Prior to using it, I made a disk image using Windows backup app. What I didn't know was that it doesn't make a complete image of the C: drive but only of the operating system. Consequently, after using the system repair disk, I had to reinstall all my apps. Fortunately, I had backed up my user folders. I've tried using Windows troubleshooter and it didn't fix it. After using the system repair disk, it worked OK for a few days and then gradually got worse because initially, I could reboot and cure the problem, now I can't. Any suggestions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2011   #23
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

This is due to some application you have installed, or the drive is just bad.

Showing in Device Manager is not an indication that the drive is working properly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Feb 2011   #24
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm not sure if I'm on the right track, but if the drives are present in the Device Manager, but not present in the explorer, then it could be that the drive letters need to be added.

Disk Management> Change Drive Letter and Paths...> Add

CD/DVD no longer detected-add-drive.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2011   #25
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

+1 for the above suggestion. Hope it resolves the OP's problem. Waiting to see if it does.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2011   #26
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I don't think this is a case of missing/wrong drive letter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2011   #27
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I tried changing the drive letter but it wouldn't accept the change. However, the DVD drive appears in Explorer. I still have my fingers crossed to see if it remains.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 CD/DVD no longer detected




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
My ADATA USB FlashDrive is no longer detected by a computer.
Hi, The FlashDrive was listed under my Computer once plugged in to a USB port of either a computer of mine. It was working well yesterday with all my Computers, HP laptop with a USB 3.0, 2.0.(Windows 7 64Bit), and with my Desktop Computer with P 4(Two operating systems: Windows XP SP3...
Hardware & Devices
Bluetooth dongle detected, items detected but not connecting.
Hi guys, I bought a bluetooth dongle off of amazon so I could use my bluetooth headset with my comp. Once plugged in it installs driver version 6.1.7601.17889 from microsoft and there are no yellow '?'s. When I look for devices it sees my headset no probs but will not connect, which it does...
Hardware & Devices
USB 3.0 no longer works
I bought an HP Pavilion 2 years ago. AMD A-10 proc with 8gig mem. Worked fine for 6 months. HDMI quit working. Started using VGA. Bought Seagate USB 3.0 2 TByte for backup. Worked fine. 18 months later MSI MS-7778 motherboard started giving me trouble on start up. I'd push the power button...
Hardware & Devices
Windows is taking longer and longer to Boot?
ok so my laptop's a few years old. It came with Windows 7 Home Basic. it still has it. My question is that it take A LOT of time to boot. Heres what happens: 1. The starting windows doesn't take that long to disappear, im satisfied with it. 2. But the welcome screen, ugh, First it just...
Performance & Maintenance
Upgraded to GTX 670, second monitor no longer detected.
So I just upgraded from a GTX 560 TI to a GTX 670 and now my computer can't detect my second monitor. My main monitor is plugged in via DVI while my second computer is plugged in via HDMI. Anyone who knows how I can fix this? I've been on nvidia control panel and tried finding my second monitor...
Graphic Cards
Do we really need a DVD Drive any longer?
Howdy Folks, After a recent reinstall of Windows, I realized that I don't install anything from CD except Windows. Aside from burning ISOs, I don't use my DVD drive for anything. I'm wondering if as we move more and more into grabbing programs from the web and cloud based applications if...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:32.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App