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Windows 7: DVD Rom disapered from "my computer"

26 Jun 2010   #1
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 
DVD Rom disapered from "my computer"

I went to rip some CD's today and noticed my DVD R/W Has vanished from "my Computer". I can go into device manager and see it, but it has a yellow exclamation point next to it. I tried to update the driver but windows says it has the best driver already. I uninstalled the driver and rebooted to the same thing. Any thoughts? I am realy hoping my drive didn't die I checked the BIOS and it knows it is there as well. If you need further info just ask.

Thanks in advance

Geeve

Edit: I have ran my antivirus and malwarebytes and neither have found anything


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26 Jun 2010   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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27 Jun 2010   #3
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 


Thanks sygnus, however neither worked. The first and the second found the problem but didn't/couldn't fix it. Any other thoughts?

Geeve
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27 Jun 2010   #4
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Can you post an image of the error(s)??? Including the one in device manager.

Thanks.
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27 Jun 2010   #5
magere hein

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is it SATA or with the IDE cable?

Mayby you can change it to another SATA port. I had it once and then I noticed that I had connected the cable to one of the 3rth party SATA controllers and windows didn't recogniced it when I installed the drivers.
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27 Jun 2010   #6
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

It is SATA. It was working earlier this week, I just checked and everything seems plugged in correctly, I never uplugged it or anything. Here are some screen shots of what I am seeing:







Thanks

Geeve
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27 Jun 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) Try uninstalling the drivers in device manager. Reboot.

2) Unplug Data & power cables, restart,shutdown, plug cables back in check BIOS.
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27 Jun 2010   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

When you say it was working earlier this week did you add something to the system during that time? Software/Hardware??? If so, can you try a system restore to a time before the changes and see what happens?

Let me know.

PS theog has a point, but I would do number one first than see what happens before trying number two. However don't forget about my question above.
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27 Jun 2010   #9
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1) Try uninstalling the drivers in device manager. Reboot.

2) Unplug Data & power cables, restart,shutdown, plug cables back in check BIOS.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
When you say it was working earlier this week did you add something to the system during that time? Software/Hardware??? If so, can you try a system restore to a time before the changes and see what happens?

Let me know.

PS theog has a point, but I would do number one first than see what happens before trying number two. However don't forget about my question above.

I uninstalled and rebooted still the same problem. I will try number 2 here in a second.

I rolled back and got no where, the only thing I have installed is a drum looping program and it was working just fine. Other than that it was just the .NET update from tuesday, I have done no hardware changes. I am really perplexed
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27 Jun 2010   #10
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have any recording software installed? Ex Nero, Roxio? If so you might trying uninstalling it that reinstalling it again. I had to do this once in Vista. Bit weird but it worked.

Edit you could try this fix but it requires some registry work... My cd drive wont work [Solved] - xpcman's post.
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