DVD Drive Working But Not Recognized

By daridum
Jun 7, 2009
  1. After about 6 months of trying to fix it myself I've finally given up and decided to ask you guys. After 1000's of reboots and uninstalling/installing mixed with mucking around with settings around the BIOS etc Ive given up. just cant seem to get this working and i need some help.

    The problem is that my computer will not recognize any DVD/CD drives but yet it the computer see's its that a Drive is there. Ive tried the following things so far:

    • Changing from Master/Slave/CS
    • Uninstalling and Installing Through Device Manager
    • Going through the BIOS and trying to get every setting correct
    • Deleting and Installing DVD drive Registries

    just to name a few.

    Any ideas???
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Use a friend's computer to create a Gparted-Live Boot CD. (see here)

    The boot up from it. At least then you;ll know if it's BIOS/hardware vs. Windows/software
  3. daridum

    daridum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks ill try it tonight, lets hope it works!
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