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#1 huxtable

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:29 PM

Hi There,

I have one issue with Win 7 and that is that my DVD drive has just disappeared. What I mean by disappeared is that it's not accessible from MY Computer. I can boot from there and I can see it in my Bios - But no access!

I've tried updating the driver but still no luck.

If anyone has some information on this I'd appreciate it,

Thanks
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:38 PM

By any chance is this on a laptop that previously held some other operating system? What I mean is, did you just upgrade, or did it previously work?

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 03:05 PM

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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#4 huxtable

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:32 AM

Hi There Groovicus,

Thanks for the reply,

I had Windows XP running on it previously and upgraded to Windows 7 - it worked for a couple of weeks then POW!! just disappeared...
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:34 AM

Hi Broni,

Thanks for the advice and resources Dude...

Much appreciated, I'll try them later tonight.
Rgs




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