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Windows 7: DVD drive only works when scan for new hardware

19 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
DVD drive only works when scan for new hardware

for some reason the DVD drive only shows after i scan for new hardware

for example, i can turn on the computer now, and it doesn't see the second DVD drive, just the first one. but the minute i scan for new hardware, it pops up.
but if i restart, its gone again? what's up with that?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2009   #2

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium

In diskmanagement when it shows has it a drive letter assigned to it? If not assign 1 (right click).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 DVD drive only works when scan for new hardware

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