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PC do not recognize DVD drive and do not show it on screen anymor

When clicking on Start, then Computer - my Toshiba laptop do not recognize HD-DVD drive any more. Was working perfect just yesterday, but now it just disappeared from the screen as if it does not exist any more. All I see is Vista(C:) and data (E:). Where the disc drive (F:) disappeared? When I try to play any disc, the drive spins, green light is on, but nothing happens. Can anyone explain how to find out why laptop do not recognize DVD disc drive and hoe to sort it? I have Vista Home Premium installed.

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  • Arturs Kalnins
    Arturs Kalnins Sep 08, 2009

    Yes, there is an exclamation mark in a yellow triangle on my Toshiba DVDW/HD TS-L 802A ATA Device in the Device Manager. What should I do? Windows can not find a solution online.

  • Laxman Bisht
    Laxman Bisht May 11, 2010

    Kindly inform if you are able to fine the Drive in Device manager or not... If the drive is listed in device manager, it means the device is detected by the system. Please check if it shows any driver error or yellow exclamation next to the drive name


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It is probably a hardware problem but I would go into the BIOS screen which it gives you instructions when your first booting up on how to do this. One inside the bios screen, which is usually blue, find a list of what hardwares are pre programmed in, maybe under drive managment. Almost all computers have different wordings. See if it listed amogst your hardware, if it is, it may be turned off some how, see if you can turn it back on.

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