MY DVD/CD-ROM DRIVE DOESNT SHOW. ON THE DEVICE MANAGER IT SAYS THAT THE WINDOWS SUCCESSFULLY LOADED THE DEVICE DRIVER BUT CANNOT FIND THE HARDWARE DEVICE. IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY DEVICE? HOW CAN I TEST THE DEVICE IF IT IS STILL WORKING OR NOT? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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Re: DVD/CD-ROM DRIVE DOES NOT SHOW
It'll be there,just stick a cd in drive ,if not autostart click start,run.in box type d: and enter.whatever is on the disk will show up in a window.to write to disks youll need software like nero or roxio
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Go to the device manager [right click on my computer and select device manager scroll down untill you see DVD-cd-rom and deleat the drive then restart windows and it will reload the driver hopefully that will take care of your problem
The CD/DVD Driver is an Operating System generic Driver and it can be re-installed from the Device Manager. Please press with Window Logo and the R Keys on your Keyboard to open the Run window, then type devmgmt.msc and press the Enter Key to open the Device Manager. After that, on the Open Device Manager window, please click the "Actions" menu and select the Scan for Hardware changes option. This will re-install the CD/DVD Drive Driver in the Computer.
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Make sure the BIOS is 'seeing' the drive. Reboot your pc, press F2 as soon as it starts to boot (Or watch your screen and the POST will display which function key to press to enter setup.) If the BIOS is NOT seeing the drive, you may need to a) replace the drivers for the dvd or b) replace the dvd rom itself. (I recommend the drivers first.) Please repost your results and we will continue to monitor your progress.
go into device manager and see if your drive is listed or has an exclamation point beside it.if you dont know how to open device manger go to start menu and click help and search device manager.if there is an exclamation point ! click it and it will tell you the problem.you may need to download a new driver or reinstall the old driver. the only other possibility is the drive is dead :(