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DVD R/W Drive Disappearing from Device Manager


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#1 gben123

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:46 PM

I have a Lenovo Pentium 8960 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium with a TSSTCorp 208AB DVD drive that is shown to be present upon powerup and which I can use to watch or burn a DVD. However after a single use, the drive is no longer available to Windows and doesn't show up in Device Manager. Cycling power usually fixes the problem for one more use then power cycling will be required again..



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:55 PM

I would say its about time to buy another DVD-Drive.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:16 AM

Did you recently update the driver?



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:22 PM

There are three possible reasons for this: 1. DVD disc is not compatible with the DVD writer      2. Outdated driver        3. Damaged DVD drive   

The second reason is the most probable one that cause the problem. Click here to find the solution for it.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:54 AM

There are three possible reasons for this: 1. DVD disc is not compatible with the DVD writer      2. Outdated driver        3. Damaged DVD drive   

The second reason is the most probable one that cause the problem. Click here to find the solution for it.

 

Your link does not work...and there is no special driver for the optical disk, it uses the generic Windows optical driver which is never "outdated".

 

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:47 PM

http://tfishsoft.com/blog/reasons-solutions-for-blank-dvd-can%27t-be-recognized.html

 

He cut off the end of the link :thumbup2:



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:55 PM

Why would a driver stop working just because it's outdated? And why does it work after reboot.

 

As to the blank disc argument, it doesn't make any difference if I try to play an existing dvd or insert a blank one. Also, disc comopatibility would not cause the drive to not be present in the device manager






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