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May 5, 2010 4:30:21 AM

I uninstalled dvd burner 3.0 and it took out my dvd drive. It says that the driver is bad but not so...I believe it made a reg change. I am running win 7 on a lenovo laptop. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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May 7, 2010 12:47:01 AM

in Windows 7 it doesn't show cd/dvd until a cd or dvd is inserted. plus windows will automatically install a driver for the cd/dvd device.
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a b G Storage
May 7, 2010 12:50:38 AM

Yes, the default windows driver will work for the DVD drive. But the drive should show up regardless if there is a disc in it or not.
May 7, 2010 12:22:47 PM

actually it doesn't show until a disc is inserted, at least default settings in Windows 7, mine doesn't show, does it mean it's not working? As soon as I insert a disc then the drive is loaded with disc access. It's a feature in Windows 7 that can be shut off to show drive all the time but by default it's off. Name brand PC (HP, Dell, Compaq....) all have Windows pre-installed with company settings and if the company sets it as visible then that's what happens but if they don't change default settings it may not load on screen with every bootup. Just put a disc in and check Windows Explorer - My Computer to see if the disc you insert is there, if not there is a good chance the cd/dvd drive is defective. (Also note to check all cables to ensure they are sitting correctly on cd/dvd rom device, with PC off)
a b G Storage
May 7, 2010 1:27:01 PM

Where is that setting rattman?

I've got windows 7 ultimate, and I'm looking at my two DVD drives right now. Neither of them have a disc in, and I haven't changed any setting, that I know of, that would change the visibility.
May 10, 2010 2:03:55 PM

Mine is off by default, not showing at anytime, let me get back to you on the setting, but I believe you can access it through device manager......
May 11, 2010 6:16:10 AM

Raymee said:
I uninstalled dvd burner 3.0 and it took out my dvd drive. It says that the driver is bad but not so...I believe it made a reg change. I am running win 7 on a lenovo laptop. Any thoughts would be appreciated.



This is easy just go to your device manager find your coputer and right click the computer icon click on scan devise for hardware changes, then presto chango the cd/dvd rom device re-appears, I lost mine the same way and found this fix by accident. Once I checked the system out and ran every thing all went well. So I resumed to my cd recordings from itunes.
May 12, 2010 12:16:40 AM

see, it was somewhere, I like mine not visible, I know 100% I didn't leave a disc in the system before shutting it down (as starting a PC with a disc in the optical drive is very hard on the drive motor and can kill your drive sooner)
a b G Storage
May 12, 2010 12:35:07 AM

Big Stevo said:
This is easy just go to your device manager find your coputer and right click the computer icon click on scan devise for hardware changes, then presto chango the cd/dvd rom device re-appears


rattman169 said:
see, it was somewhere


That's not a setting to hide/show your optical drives. All that function does, is detect newly installed hardware.
May 12, 2010 1:05:53 AM

well yeah, but I am using the LG 22X Sata DVD/RW and I can detect new hardware but why, I like it that way, BTW, my drive is listed in device manager, it is detected, maybe Windows 7 Ultimate has something to it, maybe in services, or one of my tweak tools did that, unsure, haven't gone through everything but I personally like the drive not visible.
a b G Storage
May 12, 2010 1:19:51 AM

If you want to hide your optical and hard drive, you can collapse them by clicking the triangle next to 'hard disk drives' and 'drives with removable storage.'



May 19, 2010 12:31:32 AM

It was a reg issue. I found a utility @ microsoft and it worked. I saved the download if anyone needs it. Again, it was in the regestry. I uninstalled a program and it somehow changed the reg settings...

Thanks to all of you for your excellent suggestions.

Don Boyd
a b G Storage
May 19, 2010 1:14:22 AM

Thanks for the update Don. Can you post the link to the utility, in case others in the future have this same problem? Thanks.

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May 19, 2010 3:03:16 AM
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This will take you to the link. The file "Mats_Run.dvd.exe" will download. It will do everything automatically...just stand back and wait. The link is http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?query=... If you can't doubble click the link just copy and paste it.

Thanks again for the chats and suggestions.
Don
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May 19, 2010 3:21:01 AM

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