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Windows 7: CD/DVD drives not showing up

11 Jul 2009   #1
Gunny3053

win7
 
 
CD/DVD drives not showing up

Hi Gang

My original Win 7 dumbed on me and I could not recover it so had to do a complete Win 7RC install. Since then I cannot get my 2 DVD drives to show up. There is power to them but when you click on computer only the HD shows up. This Win 7RC install is on a separate computer. My other computer runs XP SP3. If you want to share printers on both computers should you be in Workgroup or Homegroup.?

Any and all help appreciated.

Thanx........Gunny


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11 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gunny3053 View Post
Hi Gang

My original Win 7 dumbed on me and I could not recover it so had to do a complete Win 7RC install. Since then I cannot get my 2 DVD drives to show up. There is power to them but when you click on computer only the HD shows up. This Win 7RC install is on a separate computer. My other computer runs XP SP3. If you want to share printers on both computers should you be in Workgroup or Homegroup.?

Any and all help appreciated.

Thanx........Gunny

hey gunny
Im an oldtimer so im not that fond of homegroup it seems like whenever I have tried to get xp and win 7 to talk it wasn't in homegroup. As far as your missing dvd's are concerned did you enable them in BIOS as bootible devices?

Hope this points you in the right direction

Ken
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11 Jul 2009   #3
DJG

 

Do you have disks in the DVD drives? There's a setting in the Folder view options that does not show empty drives.
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11 Jul 2009   #4
Gunny3053

win7
 
 
DVD drives

DJG.......I should have mentioned too they don't work either, I can put something in them and they don't work. They are seen under Device Manager also.

Thanx...Gunny
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11 Jul 2009   #5
DJG

 

Hi Gunny,

Can you tell us about your system?

What make/model PC or motherboard?

Are these SATA or IDE/PATA drives?

Do they show up on the BIOS / are they listed at boot time?

Do they show up on the Control Panel/Device Manager? Are there any unknown devices with a "?"

If you're familiar with the Storage/Disk Management console, do they show up there, with drive letter assigned?

Thanks,

DJ
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11 Jul 2009   #6
Gunny3053

win7
 
 
DVDdrives

DJG---- The PC MOBO is a Intel DG965 WH, one drive is a SATA and the other is a IDE, they show up in the BIOS, yes they show up in Device Manager, no ?'s, and they don't show up in Disk Management.

Thanx...Gunny
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11 Jul 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gunny3053 View Post
DJG.......I should have mentioned too they don't work either, I can put something in them and they don't work. They are seen under Device Manager also.

Thanx...Gunny

was that a typo or woth something in them they DONT work? Is this a desktop and did you change something inside the case? maybe a cable got jostled?

\Ken
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11 Jul 2009   #8
DJG

 

They're in Device Mgr as DVD drives and no problems (in properties it says Device is working properly, driver looks good, have a tab for Region), and do not show up at all in Storage / Disk Management? Not even without a drive letter? You really sure? Sorry, need to double check! That's extremely weird.
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11 Jul 2009   #9
Gunny3053

win7
 
 
DVD drives

Zig Zag---They work as far as opening and closing, but will not read. I will check the cables.

Thanx...Gunny
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11 Jul 2009   #10
Gunny3053

win7
 
 
DVD drives

DJG---Excuse me they do have the little yellow exclamation by each of them, my bo bo. Now what.?

Thanx...Gunny
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