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Windows 7: running Win7 and discs not being recognized drive is shown

17 Apr 2011   #31
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi bobsscgirl, here is a link to the firmware for the drive TSST TS-H653Z Optical Drive Firmware Update - HP technical support (United Kingdom - English) It's the only one I could find ,It may be the original firmware so don't do anything with it yet ! Also have a look here TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653Z WONT BURN ANYTHING - Microsoft Answers it may be of help .
Even though your drive is internal it still uses a cable to connect it to the motherboard ,sometimes unplugging and replugging the cable back in can remedy problems but if you have a spare cable lying around try that one ,cables can fail


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17 Apr 2011   #32
bobsscgirl

 
running Win7 and discs not being recognized drive is shown

I wanted to make a brief post. I do not want anyone to think that I don't appreciate the help that is being extended to me. I am having to lay low a bit today thanks to PPS (Post Polio Syndrome), RSD (Reflux Sympathectic Dystrophy), arthritis etc. I will be on later on this evening. The ongoing learning experience that is computers is very much exemplified here on this site from the simplicity of definitions to the deeper levels of the world of computers. Your willingness to reach out to assist and educate is very deeply recognized and appreciated.
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17 Apr 2011   #33
bobsscgirl

 
running Win7 and discs not being recognized drive is shown

Ok update for the evening. I uninstalled the cd /dvd drive as instructed. Actually I did it twice in accordance with the instructions. After the first time I thought I may have not clicked on things as I thought so it may be good to do it again. I got the same result which is to say I went through the list, it showed as being deleted, rebooted and there was no apparent finding of the drive nor apparently installation of the drivers again.
At your convenience contact me on your suggestions as to what is next?
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17 Apr 2011   #34
bobsscgirl

 
running Win7 and discs not being recognized drive is shown

One last item the cd /dvd drive did show up on the device manager again after the reboot.
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18 Apr 2011   #35
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsscgirl View Post
I wanted to make a brief post. I do not want anyone to think that I don't appreciate the help that is being extended to me. I am having to lay low a bit today thanks to PPS (Post Polio Syndrome), RSD (Reflux Sympathectic Dystrophy), arthritis etc. I will be on later on this evening. The ongoing learning experience that is computers is very much exemplified here on this site from the simplicity of definitions to the deeper levels of the world of computers. Your willingness to reach out to assist and educate is very deeply recognized and appreciated.
Don't worry we won't think that. If you need to take it easy then please do your health is more important

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsscgirl View Post
One last item the cd /dvd drive did show up on the device manager again after the reboot.
Thats ok it should do All we did here was to delete the drivers to force windows to reinstall them in case something was wrong with the last installation


Have you checked the cable and read through the info that pebbly posted?
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653Z WONT BURN ANYTHING - Microsoft Answers

Here is a guide to installing a dvd player the pictures should be good enough to help you remove and replace the cable if you have a spare. If not you could still check that the cable is fitted properly (note it only fits one way, as shown in the guide, incorrect fitting will most likely damage the drive).
How to install a dvd burner
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18 Apr 2011   #36
bobsscgirl

 
running Win7 and discs not being recognized drive is shown

I looked at and tried the info Pebbly posted and it showed nothing wrong, no fixes applied. As for the cable I would not want to try it due to knowledge in that area for me being next to nothing. My husband will be able to help with this when the chaos that is renovation here at the house subsides. I would like to try what there is to try short of that. Is the firmware a practical option or would it have to go so far as another install of Win7?
Thanks to all!
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18 Apr 2011   #37
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi bobsscgirl, hold back on the firmware for a little while longer ( your firmware may be upto date ) we have to get the drive reading and writing first ,At this point in time we are looking more and more likely for it to be a faulty drive , I would like you to do one more thing for us and that is to run the system file checker SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker this will tell us if there are any corrupted system files , Take your time , do not rush we will still be here for you
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18 Apr 2011   #38
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

bobsscgirl , pooch has made a valid point ,When the PC is first turned on ,does the LED light on the CD/DVD drive light up ? ,Does it light up when you put a disc in ?
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18 Apr 2011   #39
bobsscgirl

 

I note the running of the last link requires / heavily suggests that you make a backup. If the discs are not being recognized how can I accomplish that? Also when you first put a disc in briefly the led lights do appear as if the drive is being read or attempting to be read. It then goes out.
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19 Apr 2011   #40
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsscgirl View Post
I note the running of the last link requires / heavily suggests that you make a backup. If the discs are not being recognized how can I accomplish that? Also when you first put a disc in briefly the led lights do appear as if the drive is being read or attempting to be read. It then goes out.

Warning
Be aware that if you have modified your system files as in theming explorer/system files, running sfc /scannow will revert the system files such as explorer.exe back to it's default state. Make the appropriate backups of your system files that you have modified for theming if you wish to save them before running sfc /scannow.



If you mean this link it only refers to system files.
Simply put, if you have modified windows for example changing windows themes by downloading special modification programs.
This means that these changes would be reverted back to standard windows values
I may be wrong as I cant see your PC but I doubt that it applies to you.
Should you still wish to make a back up I would recommend an external USB drive, if you have one.
If not and you are still unsure then do not run the link

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