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Gateway M-6866 Windows 7 - DVD Drive disappears...Cannot access it from anywhere...Drive runs when DVD is inserted, icon lights up...Same problem on 2 identical machines

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  • rkwolfe May 11, 2010

    The problem is not with a specific dvd not playing..The problem is that the DVD Drive does not appear in Computer or any other program...I have no access to it. It is as if it is not installed.

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Yeah its a firmware win 7 updates issue.. to solve this you need 2 things..

  • 1.)click start then windows uptaes
  • search updates and install all even the optional ones..
that will update the windows .. now for your firmware / drivers..

restart computer
now

  • start ,
  • right click computer
  • click properties
  • device manager
  • right click and scan for hardware changes,
  • detect and install driver automatically
your drive shold work now..

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  • rkwolfe May 12, 2010

    The links you gave me are for my machine, but they all indicate they are for Windows Vista. Is 7 close enough that the Vista update will work?

  • rkwolfe May 12, 2010

    BTW..I tried another solution I found online for remove the upperlimits and lowerlimits entries using Regsitry editor..That worked, but has worked before and the problem has reoccured. I'm hoping to find a permanent solution and i'm hoping yours is it!!

  • Rishi Roshan Ali May 12, 2010

    I was refering to the DVD DRIVE itself,, everything needs drivers (software to tell the computer how to use it,, chances are yours is crshed and my instructions was on how to fix that,, try it)..

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Hello.

I'm trying to narrow down the problem for you.

If a certain DVD doesn't run on any PC, the problem lies with the DVD. The DVD needs to be replaced.

If all DVDs don't run on a certain PC, the problem is with the DVD player. Your DVD drive needs to be replaced.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 11, 2010

  • NinaE May 12, 2010

    Hello, again.

    As I said, if the problem is with the DVD player, your DVD drive needs to be
    replaced.


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