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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?

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  • Sparky_NZ Sep 21, 2007

    That's part of the problem, my DVD drive isn't in device manager and DVD drive isn't an option under Add New Hardware. I'll try changing the cable to master and let you know how it goes.

  • Sparky_NZ Sep 22, 2007

    Looks like the drive is busted

  • Sparky_NZ Sep 24, 2007

    Turned my PC on this morning and it's there again. Very odd. If it disappears again I'll try Daniel's solution, if that doesn't work have to get a new one.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    the driver is missing in my computer go to add new hard and it shows it as being disabled but i cant enable it



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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[1] with master\slave[2] 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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