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Windows 7: 2 optical drives not working with Windows 7

23 Oct 2009   #11

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Is there 1 or 2 IDE ribbon connections on the motherboard ?

Might be something in Bios setup also that Win7 sees differently !

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24 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

there is only one IDE connection to the motherboard
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24 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

Well i have just poped to the shops and bought myself a new DVD-RW and its working perfectly fine now. Its SATA too so im guessing slightly faster (ment i could rid of all my IDE cables and messy 4pins!).

I guess this is problem solved now but annoyling i had to spend money.

Thanks to all who gave advice, helped out and everything.

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09 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7

Just out of curiosity - what drive did you buy? I'm having the same problems and don't want to go and buy a drive that's just going to do the same thing again.
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10 Nov 2009   #15

Win 7 64 Pro

I had the same problem today , its was a windows 7 regedit problem quote :

- Quote: Originally Posted by mSeliga
I found this on a website when my bluray drive stopped working. Go to this registry address in RegEdit and delete a something on the right called "Upper ____" and "Lower ___" I don't remember exactly, but after i deleted them, i was golden.



It's called "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters"

I personally only saw the LowerFilters and removed them , works fine now .

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good luck !
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10 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7

Thanks Hemified. I've got a post on another Forum asking about this - in my case I don't have the Upperfilters or LowerFilters. I've done every little tweak I can find online (from disabling Driver Signing to removing the drives, different software, reinstalling 7, etc.) but nothing's working for me
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17 Jun 2011   #17

Windows 7 professional x64

If you are connecting two IDE devices (HDD or optical drives) to one ribbon cable then I believe you need to set jumpers in the back of the devices themselves. One to master and one to slave. I think the one on the end of the ribbon is the master. If you connect an optical drive and an HDD to the same cable I think you have to put the HDD on the end and make it the master.
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