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Windows 7: DVD drive icon missing

29 Mar 2018   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
DVD drive icon missing

My DVD drive was playing fine but then one day it stopped running and the DVD drive icon was missing. The draw opens and closes when I place a dvd disk in it. The PC status light acts like it's reading it but then just stops. The Device Manager does not list the DVD device...but it always did before.
I have attached images of the info I could find on my PC.
Does anyone have an idea of what the problem and solution might be?

Attached Images
DVD drive icon missing-system-info.jpg DVD drive icon missing-device-manager.jpg DVD drive icon missing-class.jpg 
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30 Mar 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2018   #3

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

You may have a bad DVD. Have you tried some other DVDs?
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