yes it shows in the device manager its not reading it wont play dvds it says PBDS DVD +-RW DH-16WIS ATA Device ive updated the driver i have a dell inspiron 530 desktop its 2 years old and not under warrenty anymore the dvd and rw isnt used much and im sure its not dead this happen when i upgraded to windows 7 pro a few months ago it worked when i had vista with no problems so im thinking it has something to do with windows 7 not sure tho
start-->computer-->is the DVD drive showing up there?
Have you tried several different discs?
Windows 7 and Vista, both use a default OS driver to recognize DVD drives. As long as you didn't have any issue while upgrading (you would've got a notice that it couldn't read a specific driver), then windows 7 shouldn't be the issue.
Where did you get the driver that you updated it with?
since i bought my computer from dell i went to there web site and got it there were no issues installing windows 7 but since i upgraded to it the dvd rw wont work yes i have tryed different discs a number of times
Start-->control panel-->system and security-->device manager-->right click on the DVD drive, and uninstall it-->restart-->it will reinstall on restart.