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Windows 7: MISSING cd Drive

23 May 2014   #11

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
He owns a desktop and a laptop.
Aaah OK, I just saw the 7 and Vista and immediately thought of what happened to me earlier. My bad.
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24 May 2014   #12

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Please post the output from a Cmd Prompt window
reg query "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}" /s
You could also try this MS Fixit:
Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can?t read or write media
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27 May 2014   #13

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thegeezerrr View Post
like a said i was going to see if i could load the vista driver but i have to locate the drive first .
I'm guessing that you meant driver, not drive :)

Put the original Optical drive back in the machine and try updating the firmware:
Sony : VGN-FJ3M : SuperMulti Drive Firmware UJ-850BSX1-J

Although it's listed as a Vista version, it shouldn't matter (Vista and Win7 are fairly close and this is firmware for the hardware, not the OS).

Just a heads up - I had a HPcpq laptop with Vista that exhibited the same issue - CD went missing. I reinstalled Vista and it would show up intermittently. Eventually the whole machine died - I opened the box and found a few burned out components. Not worth my time to solder new capacitors or replace the mobo. A new machine solved all the issues with no effort at all.

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