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DVD drive can't be detected by Windows

By Nates05
Apr 22, 2009
  1. Hi everyone.I seem to have a problem with my DVD drive on my desktop. Winodws cannot detect my DVD drive. It doesn't show up on my computer and also on device manger but it's detected by BIOS. I'm using Sony Optiarc DVD-RW drive, can't remember the exact model. Can someone please help? I will provide any information needed.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is this a new drive or has it worked in your computer before? Is it SATA or IDE?
     
  3. Nates05

    Nates05 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My DVD drive has worked before and it's SATA....
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The drive may simply have gone bad. Try another Optical drive
     
  5. airbornex

    airbornex TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Alright, I have experienced this quite a few times before with my Matshita DVD drive and this is one of the solutions that worked for me...

    1) Start the Run Command Prompt

    2) Type in "regedit" without the " then click ok

    3) Look for this path:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    4) Then delete the upper and lower filters and restart your computer. See if it works.
     
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