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Check the Device Manager by right-clicking on My Computer, choosing Manage, then Device Manager. Choose "restore my system to an earlier time", click Next and see what days are available. how do How do I get my pc to boot up if I do not have cd or dvd drive in it More resources See also DVD drive missing (shows up Said person is not overly fond of the computer or overly well organised and has neglected to bring any of the original packing or documentation. http://revolutionpc.net/dvd-drive/dvd-drive-thinks-it-a-cd-drive.html

If you remove the device from device manager, windows will likely detect it as "new hardware" and then install it's generic driver. Installed Nero 7 in both Vista and XP machines. This process of holding the eject button while the system restores is re-calibrating the laser. This should get you into the bios.

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I'm confused?? System: Compaq A900 running Vista Home Premium. Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: DVD drive thinks it's a CD drive The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Maybe not virtual drive software, but other CD/DVD apps (like Nero or whatever) that hook into the AutoPlay stuff?

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Would be nice if he had a spare to throw in. I tried the above again and this time it transfered my pictures to the disc without a problem as it always use to. Diagnosis: XP works fine, Vista is the culprit. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259107-32-drive-shows-drive It seems to be more a problem with Windows than the drive itself.

So use Windows at your own risk, be prepared to scratch and reload, pay your shrink so you still have your sanity. At first, I put in the cd and there's a yellow light appears just for 2 seconds and it stopped. I am sure it will come back some day, next time it's just 1 day to restore the computer to factory state then re-install everything else. Get the answer Jaunty_OneJun 24, 2010, 4:11 PM Many thanks!

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The DVD drive was F: and it skipped G: (empty CD-ROM drive) and H: (Empty memory card reader on the printer) and went to Shared Documents. http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r29123738-DVD-RW-not-recognized-but-shows-up-in-Device-Manager-as-okay Sam_Jones 2007-07-20 09:57:22 UTC #5 tromik: And what's the best way to get rid of this when it happens? Dvd Rw Drive Not Reading Disc Helpful +6 Report urbaneve Oct 22, 2008 at 11:22 AM well -- after months and months of this I finally contacted HP and after they went through everything. Microsoft Fix It I had the same problem and your site helped me out a lot, however none of your solutions worked for me.

Then the computer transfers these pictures without a promlem and I am able to view the pictures now on the disc. this contact form This drive is connected to a usb slot in the back of the tower. Not a PoweISO issue. 2. This time Nero did a quick format of the DVD...

i wish that unistalling 3rd party burning software was the trick for me. Hope this helps!!! :) Helpful +43 Report yching Dec 12, 2008 at 09:42 PM Im having a problem with my disc drive. Add More Music Locations to Windows Media Player Video HP Spectre x360 15 unboxing: A new year, a new look 1-2 days depending on how much patience you have. Sorry.

keep shoving it in its slot....!!!!!

clean upper and lower registry entrys. failing this back up or dont back up any files you want (your choice) then re install your operating system or an alternative operating system which will restore all of your But I also did this in my Vista and I still have my dvd/rw drive. · actions · 2014-Mar-23 3:39 pm · Libra1 edit

Libra to mmainprize Premium Member 2014-Mar-23 3:45 Type in " sysdm.cpl " into the dialog box that it shows.

In such a case, this fix will probably not work for you, try first solution Report Xiloh- Apr 27, 2010 at 05:00 AM Your registry solution worked like a charm. It shows up under "My computer" as DVD-RW drive (D). It says they are. http://revolutionpc.net/dvd-drive/dvd-drive-recognizing-there-s-a-dvd-in-the-drive-but-won-t-play-through-my-computer.html Report Adam- Oct 18, 2012 at 08:10 AM Worked too, thanks mate!

Is it an internal or external? As soon as I uninstalled it, the problems went away. You may have to boot into safe mode in order to remove the DVD drive if you're not successful from within the OS. If you don't press the key at the right time then restart windows again and start hitting the key sooner.The fact that you tried a linux disk and it went to

I did what he said, and my report is going to get done on time. only email me if you have already tried both the options and still have no luck. There was a generic file I had years ago called OAKCDROM.SYS, and I used to refer to that file in a config.sys statement, but that was in the days of DOS I think I'd like to buy an external dvd drive.

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View all 10 comments Report SL- Mar 22, 2009 at 12:59 PM I ALSO INSERTED A DISC INTO MY DVD- ROM BUT THE COMPUTER KEPT EJECTING THE DISC AND TELLING ME View all 6 comments Report Dj- Nov 6, 2008 at 01:21 PM Hello I just started having the same problem you described I went to add/remove and saw I was on Please try the request again. Ask for help with your PC hassles at [email protected], or try the treasure trove of helpful folks in the PC World Community Forums.Sign up to have theHassle-Free PC newslettere-mailed to you

Can you please help me out. Does anyone know of a solution? Blow an amazingly huge $30 on a new SATA DVD+/-RW. For me that's Program Files.

There is a good one that you can download for free that Robert has mentioned a couple of times.....as soon as I find that link I will post it for you, The drive will open and you can either close it or put your CD in. Thx.




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