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Windows 7: dvd drives

20 Sep 2009   #1
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 
dvd drives

Windows 7 RTM Can Render DVD Drives Inaccessible | Vista Home

This has happened to me and i thought i was going nuts, but it explains why my drives just vanish after installing 7.

I will stick with vista until all of this is sorted.


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20 Sep 2009   #2
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
Windows 7 RTM Can Render DVD Drives Inaccessible | Vista Home

This has happened to me and i thought i was going nuts, but it explains why my drives just vanish after installing 7.

I will stick with vista until all of this is sorted.
More specs are needed first. many things could be;
is your DVD win 7 compatible?
what version of win7 RTM are you using?
where did you get your download?
is your install borked?
is your install corrupted?
what version x86 or x64?

Quote:
The software giant even revealed the specific devices that are affected by problems: “This problem may occur if you use one of the following DVD drives on the computer: Sony BC-5100S DVD, Sony BC-5600S DVD and TSST TS-L633B DVD+/-RW.”
According to Microsoft there are two workarounds that end users can turn to. The first is the simplest, and it involves updating the firmware for Sony BC-5100S DVD, Sony BC-5600S DVD and TSST TS-L633B DVD+/-RW. “To check for an applicable firmware update, contact the manufacturor of the DVD drive,” Microsoft noted.
Windows 7 also states only 4 Sony devices are Windows 7 compatible.
None listed above are in the list.
Therefore it is the Device Manufacture not Windows 7 the OS.
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21 Sep 2009   #3
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
Windows 7 RTM Can Render DVD Drives Inaccessible | Vista Home

This has happened to me and i thought i was going nuts, but it explains why my drives just vanish after installing 7.

I will stick with vista until all of this is sorted.
In device manager is available DVD/CD-ROM section?If yes open it and read error code -probably you have 22 "Device is disabled" but you have to confirm is that true or not.If I have right:

1.Diagnose your problem Control Panel >>Troubleshooting>>Hardware and Sound>>Configure device and next follow to creator
2.Update drivers for DVD,if still no result update drivers for chipset and BIOS
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21 Sep 2009   #4
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

I ha to put vista back on as i could not get the dvd drive to work under 7. The notebook is brand new and the drive is a Slimtype DVD A DS8A3S.
When i had 7 on it would not even appear in device manager at all and my download came directly from MSDN, it is working fine on the desktop pc i have.

I also have another notebook with the same make of drive, but not the same model and it also happens with that as well.

I did run the win 7 upgrade advisor and it found no issue's with my system.
How do i find out if my drives are ready for windows 7.
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