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Windows 7: DVD Drive - detected, but can't read or write

21 Nov 2009   #11
Arashikage

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Did it work right after you installed Windows 7 the first time??
LOL, after I finished installing Win 7, the only things I needed to install were downloadable, i.e. Spybot, Kaspersky, ImgBurn, Daemon, CCleaner, etc.

I assumed the drive worked until I tried to burn today.


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21 Nov 2009   #12
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arashikage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Did it work right after you installed Windows 7 the first time??
LOL, after I finished installing Win 7, the only things I needed to install were downloadable, i.e. Spybot, Kaspersky, ImgBurn, Daemon, CCleaner, etc.

I assumed the drive worked until I tried to burn today.
Hm...that would have been a valuable clue...

That would have told us if an app caused the issue or if it is a geniune bug concerning Windows 7

Do a repair install
Repair Install

...and see if the drive works afterwards
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21 Nov 2009   #13
Arashikage

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

hhmmm, reading that link it looks like you need to be able to read the disk while still in Windows, which I can't do...

My brother's Lite-on is IDE, mines SATA (which gave me no problems in XP). I google my drive, and read that a guy had problems with this drive in Vista, which again makes me think about compatibility.

My brother has agreed to let me try swapping in his IDE Lite-on. If my SATA Lite-on works in his much newer PC, then its either that I screwed up my Win 7 somehow installing things, or that my motherboard is having SATA issues within Win 7.

I'll post the results after we swap drives tomorrow.
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21 Nov 2009   #14
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arashikage View Post
hhmmm, reading that link it looks like you need to be able to read the disk while still in Windows, which I can't do...

My brother's Lite-on is IDE, mines SATA (which gave me no problems in XP). I google my drive, and read that a guy had problems with this drive in Vista, which again makes me think about compatibility.

My brother has agreed to let me try swapping in his IDE Lite-on. If my SATA Lite-on works in his much newer PC, then its either that I screwed up my Win 7 somehow installing things, or that my motherboard is having SATA issues within Win 7.

I'll post the results after we swap drives tomorrow.
Do you have an image of Windows 7 on either your computer, a flash drive, or your brother's computer?
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23 Nov 2009   #15
Arashikage

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Just to update, we switched drives. I now have his IDE dvd drive, and he's got my sata dvd drive.

Although I had to remove my secondary HDD (IDE). It seems that my motherboard could not detect both the IDE drive and IDE HDD unless one or the other were disconnected.

He got my sata dvd drive working on his newer pc, although he had to use a sata-ide connector (I think). So I guess it was a sata driver compatibility issue.
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23 Nov 2009   #16
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Glad to hear that you at least managed to get a dvd drive working in your machine
I just had a look at a pic of your motherboard, it looks like you have 3 X IDE connectors, is that correct? If so, the one closest to the bottom of the board looks like it shares the same controller as the SATA connections, and therefore may have issues running both at the same time (ie. either SATA or IDE, but not both on that controller)
Also, when you had the IDE HDD & the IDE DVD drive in, were they on the same cable? Did you check the jumper settings on the back of the hard drive to make sure it was in the correct position (primary master), and plug the HDD into the primary master connector on the IDE cable? (the connector on the other end of the cable, furthest from the motherboard)
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23 Nov 2009   #17
Arashikage

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yup, but I suppose it's as you said, probably issues when both running IDE and SATA at the same time.

Thanks guys
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06 Jan 2011   #18
kirakodera

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i joined this forum because i am having the exact same problem, however i do not have access to an ide dvd burner. does anyone have any other suggestions? i do not have an image of my win7 disk, and since my dvd drive doesnt work, i cant make one

EDIT: it would appear that this problem only occurs on the first cd or dvd inserted into the drive after booting. the disc takes nearly an hour to finally show up in the drive (attempting to open the disc before it loads results in a "please insert a disc into drive E:" error). after the first disc finally loads, and is removed, any disc added afterward works perfectly fine, including the first disc inserted. does anyone know why it would do that?
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