Question about Samsung SH-M522 Burner
I can't see my CD/DVD drive at File Explorer. Please help me. My OS is Windows 8.1 with ASUS P5KPL AM-SE motherboard
Optical drives never require a driver when used in any Windows os from Win95 up. Windows XP, Windows Vista, & Windows 7 all provide native support that allows an optical drive to read a data or music disk and to burn a cd-r disk. No support for playing dvd disks, avi or mpeg video files, or for burning cd-rw or dvd disks. For those tasks, compatible 3rd. party recording & dvd decoding software is required. All modern optical drives are plug and play in all Windows OS's beginning with Windows 95.
If your drive has a [B]SCSI interface[/B], the SCSI Controller must be installed properly (via a driver) and displayed in Device Manager. Once accomplished, a SCSI drive becomes 100% plug and play just like SATA and IDE drives.
If your drive has a [B]SATA interface[/B], you'll need to locate/install a driver for the SATA controller before Windows XP can see/detect/auto-install the drive.
If your drive has an [B]IDE interface[/B] and if your problem is [B]non-detection[/B], ie: drive [B]is not listed[/B] in [B]My Computer[/B], and/or you get the following error message: [B]Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing (Code 39/19),[/B] this is a [B]registry problem.[/B] There's 5 different methods to fix this problem.... take your choice from below: (Note: All 5 fixes do exactly the same thing so there's no need to use more than one fix.) [B]Warning: Do not apply any of these fixes to optical drives having SATA or SCSI interface.[/B]
[B][COLOR="DarkOrange"]Fix #1:[/COLOR][/B] Please read post #24 in this thread: [url]http://forums.driverguide.com/showthread.php?t=21669&page=4[/url]
It contains manual instructions on the [I]delete the upper and lower filters fix[/I], that will solve the problem.
If only one of the two filters are listed, just proceed with deleting the one only, then resume.
Alternately, you can use any of the other fixes listed below: (Fix #3 is the easiest of all to use)
Also, there is a STICKY posted in this forum that contains a file from Microsoft and instructions that will do this registry edit automatically instead of having to do it manually.
You can find this thread here: [url]http://forums.driverguide.com/showthread.php?t=30011[/url]
[B][COLOR="DarkOrange"]Fix #3:[/COLOR] [COLOR="Red"]- (recommended fix)[/COLOR][/B]
And here's another method [B](CdGone.zip)[/B] that will do this procedure automatically for you if you're afraid to edit the registry manually.
(automatic fix, post #7, download file: [COLOR="Magenta"]CdGone.zip[/COLOR])
Unzip the file, then launch it.
I highly recommend this fix to use over the others.
It's quick and requires no skill to use.[/code]
Alternately, download and install the DVD fix from this Web site: [url]http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts/xp_cd_dvd_fix.vbs[/url]
Download the file and save it to Desktop. Open an "admin" Command Prompt
Note: You must copy and paste (into Notepad) the text on the [B]Doug Knox page[/B] then save it as [B]xp_cd_dvd_fix.vbs[/B]
then run the .vbs file by typing the following at the console window:
Now.... after performing this fix, don't reboot yet. Next, (in Device Manager), uninstall all optical drives listed
(if none are listed, continue with next step)...
Reboot the pc or "scan for hardware changes". Your drive(s) should now be visible in [B]My Computer[/B] and work properly.
If the drive still fails to work properly after performing any of these fixes, it most likely will need to be replaced.
Also, for optical drive problems in [B]Windows Vista[/B], read [url="h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00817052&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3752864&os=2093&lang=en"]this HP web page.[/url]
Even though it's for HP/Compaq machines, the same principals applies to all modern IDE optical drives regardless of brand.
If your drive stopped working after installing an Adobe product, please read [url="kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb402306&sliceId=1"]this thread.[/url] Note: about 2/3rds. down the page
is a video that shows how to perform the "delete upper and lower filters fix".
This is a multi-page thread dealing with issues of the optical drive and problems encountered in Windows XP and Vista.
It covers a lot of issues and the most common causes and solutions. [url="discuss.extremetech.com/forums/thread/1004364399.aspx"]Click here[/url] to read the thread.
You can get instructions for performing this fix from Microsoft at [url="support.microsoft.com/kb/314060"]this page [in Windows XP][/url] and from [url="support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/nl"]this page. [in Windows 2000][/url]
And recently, Microsoft started an online [B]MS Fix-it program[/B] that will duplicate the [I]"delete upper and lower filters fix"[/I] shown above.
Instructions are posted here: [code]http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B314060&x=12&y=13[/code] and here: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
[url="support.microsoft.com/kb/929461"]The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to Windows Vista[/url]
[url="www.full-windows8.com/2012/03/how-to-show-up-dvdcd-rom-in-windows-8.html"]Drive Does Not Work in Windows 8[/url]
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Assuming you have tried different makes of cd or dvd disks, it's a classic drive failure problem where the laser can no longer burn or read dvd's, but may still be able to read cd's only. You will have to replace the drive, they are quite inexpensive, and very easy to fit.
Posted on Aug 10, 2007
SOURCE: CD-RW drive won't open
stick a straight paperclip into the tiny hole in front a few times. This manually rotates the gears and will eject the cd tray.
If it does not still come out because of the jammed CD - you may need to use force!!
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Posted on Feb 08, 2009
Check you'r jumpers ei master slave. and all cables are hooked up right, power hook up are fully in. you may have to up date win xp. sp 2-3 so on. enter cotroll panel. system. hardware tab. device manager. look under dvd/cd-rom drivers if they are listed there 1st try to update the drivers. if that don't work then uninstall all of the dvd/cd roms listed there. then restart you'r computer. on the re start win xp install wis. shold find the roms and install them and update them. if that don't work you'll have to call the microsoft free help line. this is what they had me do when I had the same problem. you may in the end have to wipe and re install window, sorry to say. hope this helps you
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Usually when you buy a DVD ROM drive it comes with software. However, I bought a LG one and it didn't come with any software. All I can tell you is to update the system BIOS and the firmware that came with the drive. Look on the top part of the drive when you take it out of the system.
Go to the manufacturer's website and download updated firmware for the unit.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
Just click on the link http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
and also click on NOW RUN from right side box. It will automatically give youthe message, well or bad.
If the problem with the lens, you should try cleaningthe lens,with disk cleaner, it's already gone bad and there is no harm to take a risk to open ordisassemble the dvd/cd rw,click on the bellow link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaiTJYHQCCg
Or you can restore your sysstem http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/windows7-system-restore.htm
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 16, 2011
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