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Windows 7: SATA DVD RW Drive Disappear Ocassionally Until Reboot

25 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional
SATA DVD RW Drive Disappear Ocassionally Until Reboot

Hi All,

I have a SATA DVD RW Drive. The drive would appear when I boot my computer and I can use it with no problem.

Occasionally...,especially when I leave my computer overnight, my DVD RW would disappear. I couldn't locate it from "My Computer" or "Device Manager". However when I reboot my computer the drive would appear again.

Have anyone experiencing this before?


- dc

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25 Feb 2012   #2
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25 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Just tried it. It doesn't do the trick to detect my SATA DVD-RW.
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25 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Sometimes Fix problems with CD or DVD drives does the trick, as well.
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 SATA DVD RW Drive Disappear Ocassionally Until Reboot

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