DVD+RW Drive not reading discs in Windows 7

By Flash19
May 8, 2009
  1. Hi guys, I installed the first RC of windows 7 today and all seemed fine until now. My DVD drive can't seem to read any discs. When I click My Computer it shows the right icon and name/size, but if I try to click through it crashes and Windows becomes unresponsive. Eventually it will show me a list of files on the disc but if I click any of them it crashes again, then gives me an error saying "Target drive not found correctly." The drive is a Sony Optiarc AD7201S, which works fine (mostly) in XP. I tried downloading a firmware update, but when I run the executable it freezes and can't find any drives. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,739   +417

    Remember it still isn't a retail release, so there are still going to be problems.

    I would suggest deleting the drive in device manager, and perhaps checking if there are any updated drivers for the sata controller/motherboard chipset.
  3. Flash19

    Flash19 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Thanks, I read somewhere else that my chipset (nforce 630a) has proved troublesome with optical drives for other people too. I also tried it with another drive and the same problems occur.
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