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Windows 7: DVD-CD ROM problem after Upgrade to Windows 7

16 Aug 2017   #1

Windows 7 (SP 1)
DVD-CD ROM problem after Upgrade to Windows 7

Hi Folks
I recently upgraded my OS to Windows a result of this I am having a problem with my DVD RW.. My system only reads that I have a DVD RW fitted for a spit second when the tray is open... Its not the drivers I have updated those.. I have unistalled and re installed this device half a dozen times and still no joy.
I noticed on an old post in this forum about altering the registry.. I have tried that also but does not work

Anyone with any GOOD suggestions please feel free. My next step is to buy and external DVD RW and go with that...



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16 Aug 2017   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

Try a different drive cable. Try plugging the drive into a different port on the motherboard. But here is another thought:

Is your DVD drive SATA or IDE? If it is IDE, and if you have a SATA DVD drive available, try the SATA drive.

I had a case once where I did a clean install of Windows 7 on an XP computer. The IDE DVD drive would not work for the Windows 7 install, although I never saw a failure prior to that time. I replaced it with another IDE DVD drive, and that drive also failed on the Windows 7 install. I then installed a SATA DVD drive, and the install proceeded without a hitch.

My thought here is that since IDE is old technology, there may have been an incompatibility somewhere with that type of drive.
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17 Aug 2017   #3

Windows 7 (SP 1)

I have fixed it !!!!
All I did was.........havnt got a clue, I did so many Regedits and Cmd scrpts, uninstalls and reinstalls I havnt got a clue what fixed it....but im glad its back :):)

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