My DVD RW is no longer detected by Windows and I can't seem to be able to reinstall it. There was a warning in Device Manager under SCSI and RAID controllers and Windows help suggested I uninstall and reinstall it which I did. Except for the reinstall bit. I can't seem to find where to add a DVD drive in Add Hardware. Is there such an option? The tray opens and closes ok so I thought maybe the IDE cable had come loose somehow but I opened up the case and it was fine. The jumper was set to master but the slave IDE plug was in, so I set the jumper to CS (cable select) but that didn't seem to fix it. Any ideas?
1)[while computer is off and power plug disconnected] physically take the ide\cd cable off the dvd.turn cpu on and reboot.Uninstall dvd in ADD\REMOVE DRIVERS [control panel]REBOOT!
2)turn cpu off\unplug NOW:: switch ide cables:master\slave with master\slave
connecting any h/d, dvd,etc that you disconnected.
turn cpu on and see if computer[cpu] will 'see' your dvd and install the universal drivers.
p.s. sometines in unpluging\unpluging,PULLING ide\dvd cable by the 'wires' you damage the connector.
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The scsi and raid refers to sata hard drives or ide in a raid configuration.
the dvd drive if on a cable on its own should be set at master, if on a cable with another drive then set it at slave, cable select doesnt always work as the motherboard cannot identify the ide source.
Youe DVD drive will be listed in device manager under cd/dvd drives, click the + sign and if it's listed there, right click it and select uninstall.
Restart the pc and see if it's reinstalled automatically, it should do, then be ready for use, if you still cannot see it in my computer check the drives ide cable and swap the drives over if necassary, if still not showing the drive needs to be replaced.
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Please reinstall the drivers for the both of the problems,if you dont have any cd then plz visit the manufacture website and download the drivers, after installing the problem is not solved then plz try with another drive,if the problem persist then try by reinstalling the OS
Was the Windows 7 installed from a clean slate or you upgraded from Vista to Windows 7? If you have upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, then this is definitely a driver problem. You can try to update the driver by going to Device Manager, check if the DVD drive is listed. Pull down the drop down list, and right click on the devices listed under DVD/CD-ROM Drives and choose Update Driver Software.
If the DVD drive came with a software bundle (e.g. Nero Burning Application) Try reinstalling these application under Windows 7 Environment.
> unable to read any CD or DVD. Its detected in device manager but cant ready media. Can you hear it "spinning" the media? If not, you have a "defective" unit (motors or bearings). If it spins, but nothing is read, then you have a "defective" unit (dead laser).
Take it back to where you bought it, and get them to test it, to prove that it is "bad", and then for them to replace it.
> in Hardware details it shows HL-DT-ST DVD RAM GH24NS50 SCSI CDROM Device.
Normal for most SATA devices.
> it shows as HT-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8526B ATA device.
i have faced this problem in my case DVD was working and cd not you problem is the lens of you cd/dvd drive has become worst and cant work any longer it needs to be replaced.
Hopefully it might have helped you.
Right click on the device name and select properties and you'll open a window with access to enable the device or open the troubleshooter. Sometimes if you disable, reboot and enable plug & play will reinstall the device. If your drivers have been corrupted you may be able to roll them back and then update once the drives are working. You might want to take a trip to windows update and see if it will detect the error and offer you a fix.
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I had the same problem with the GH22 Internal drive on vista. Assuming this is the only cd drive you have, just go to the device manager and remove/uninstall anything under "DVD/CD Rom Drives" then restart. It should get picked up and recognized properly. It took a couple of restarts to work. For refrence, I only have the LG GH22NP20 installed, what appears in device manager are 2 items... (1)HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 SCSI CdRom Device... (2) KU1051Q EAG855E SCSI CdRom Device... Incase you have multiple cd drives, this should help tell em appart. Enjoy. IDK399