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CD/DVD drive (dis)connected?

By learninmypc ยท 10 replies
Sep 28, 2018
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  1. On a Vista Home Premium does it show in device manager if the CD/DVD ROM drive is connected or not? Like any yellow exclamation marks !!!! Mine don't
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2018
  2. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Maniac Posts: 864   +149

    Look at the device manager, left click once on cd/dvd-rom drives.
    If it says unknown device with an exclamation mark.
    You right click on that unknown device and check the status of the drive.
    Now find the driver tab and click that and see what windows 6/vista has for it.
    Now reboot your computer make sure you know how to access your cmos configuration.
    Google it if your not sure how such as this.
    https://www.google.com/search?ei=cY...8......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71.MHDUE0R8yT4

    Check and make sure the device is appearing in bios and working right by opening and closing the drive door.
    If its not showing up it has already died off and you will need a newer drive.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

    Ok, looking in device Manager, no "unknown device" or exclamation marks of any type but it does show.
     
  4. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Maniac Posts: 864   +149

    What does it show exactly, screenshot it upload to image shack, photobucket or lame google imaging service.
    Show it to us so we can see what the problem is.
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

    I will attempt to post a screenshot, but I am not going to put any $$$ into this laptop.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

    I did scan for driver updates, but after it ran for 4 hours, I exited it & shut it down. Its now sleeping in the closet.
     
  8. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Maniac Posts: 864   +149

    Thats the best thing you can do for now, but a dated laptop like that with problems.
    I'm sorry but I end up throwing it into the trash can or nearest recycle bin on someones street.
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

    Thank you for your help & patience :)
     
  10. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Maniac Posts: 864   +149

    No prob.
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

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