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New installation of Windows 7 no longer sees IDE CD/DVD drives

By en0nym0us
Sep 22, 2010
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  1. Just installed a fresh copy of Windows7. Downloaded all updates and installed all of the latest drivers. Everything seemed to work perfect. I have one SATA drive for my data and two IDE 1CD & 1DVD. Both IDE drives worked fine. Out of no were they disappeared off of my device list and they longer function. The both flash during boot but then are no longer seen in bios or in Windows7. I was able to open up the case, pull the power plugs out, put them back in, and then I was able to open/close the drives but Windows7 still did not see them. It is as if Windows7 is disabling them.

    Please help.
    Thanks.

    Drive Setup:

    [SATA Master] 160Gb Hard Drive - Windows7
    [IDE Master] 1 CD R/W
    [IDE Slave] 1 DVD R/W

    BIOS SETTINGS:
    Onchip SATA Controller: Enabled
    Onchip SATA Type: AHCI (Other options available: Native IDE & RAID)
    Onchip SATA Port 4/5 Type: As SATA Type (Other options available: IDE)

    I've switched the settings many times in an attempt to get the drives to be seen. No luck.
  2. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 309

  3. en0nym0us

    en0nym0us TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 70

  4. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 309

  5. en0nym0us

    en0nym0us TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 70

    hmmm.. this seems a bit odd.
    The only drivers installed under 'Drivers' are for my Hard Drives. Not my CD/DVD Drives.
    Though under controllers, there is plenty. Is there supposed to be that many controllers?

    [​IMG]

    Ultra DMA Mode 6 is enabled on only the second channel 0 and channel 5. If that helps any.

    All I have is:
    [SATA Master] 160Gb Hard Drive - Windows7
    [IDE Master] 1 CD R/W
    [IDE Slave] 1 DVD R/W
  6. en0nym0us

    en0nym0us TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 70

    There was not supposed to be that many controllers. I reinstalled Win7 again and everything is fine.
  7. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 309

    Those drivers include your CD/DVD
    Just rt-click/uninstall.
    Can't hurt, might help/


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