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Windows 7: DVD that Win 7 likes?

23 Dec 2009   #11
Orpheous

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

Just a thought.... if it's the only IDE drive in your system, have you tried installing the latest chipset drivers from the ABIT website?


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23 Dec 2009   #12
Turbojoe

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ditch View Post
Not trying to pick a fight or anything, but let me understand this. He lost his software that allows him to play DVD's? Not a hardware issue? But he needs to replace his drive?

Ditch
The software issue is with Windows 7 itself. Like so many others, after installing the new OS the DVD no longer is readable. I've done the firmware update and tried all the "fixes" I've found posted. Nothing has worked. I can still read and burn CD's. Using Explorer the drive is present but won't read any files on any DVD. The drive is fully functional in another computer. Windows 7 simply doesn't like my DVD.

Joe
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23 Dec 2009   #13
Turbojoe

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheous View Post
Just a thought.... if it's the only IDE drive in your system, have you tried installing the latest chipset drivers from the ABIT website?
One IDE HD and one SATA HD. They both work fine. I've updated every driver I could find for everything in my system. My BIOS is the latest available as well. I've even tried setting BIOS back to default with no help.

Joe
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24 Dec 2009   #14
Orpheous

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

Ok, I'm assuming from your previous posts that your dvd drive is also IDE, is that correct?
If so, check that your jumper settings on the back of both the IDE drives are set to master or slave, I've had dramas with cable select with mobos in the past. Master should always at the end of the ide cable, secondary in the middle. Remove and re-insert the ide cable connectors, ensuring that pin1 is in the right place (black or red stripe on the cable denotes pin 1). If you have a spare IDE cable, test with that also.
Reset your bios to default and check to see if the dvd drive is detected.
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