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Windows 7: DVD Drive disappeared - Windows 7 64bit

05 Sep 2010   #11

windows 7

I have this exact same problem! I dunno wtf is going on!

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30 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Dvd drive [acer tsst ts-l633b] disappears in windows 7 explorer

Check out my post [soulrebel]: Acer Aspire didnt detect DVD-RW driver on 7?

I had the same problem with an ACER TSST TS-L633B DVD+/-RW [SAMSUNG] which took me months to find the answer.

- Drive disappears in Windows Explorer;
- Drive reappears when tray opens or closes;
- Have to reboot computer to see drive.

This problem occurs because the SATA driver (Msahci.sys) implements new power management functionality that is known as Adaptive Link Power Management (ALPM). ALPM is a feature that puts a hardware device into sleep state after 100 ms of idle time. This is a power-saving feature. Some optical drives do not behave correctly with ALPM enabled, and therefore these drives may not be recognised by the computer. The following is a list of some DVD drive models that are known to exhibit this problem:


METHOD 1. Update the DVD firmware;
METHOD 2. Manually turn off ALPM.
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