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CD/ DVD not recognized - i found one solution that works

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    CD/ DVD not recognized - i found one solution that works

    win8 - clean install....

    i read this somewhere else...
    if the optical drive is seen in the Bios, BUT NOT seen in the "computer" and you are using sata... turn off the computer and swap the red cable to another sata port.... then boot up ... should now be "seen"....
    this is the EASY first thing to try....

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

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    Try this (1):

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

    Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can

    The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that is running Windows Vista

    Try this(2):
    1) Shut down PC.
    2) Physically disconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    3) Reboot to Windows with NO DVD drive.
    4) Shut down PC.
    5) Physically reconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    6) Reboot to Windows with DVD drive.
    7) Check Device status.
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    windows 7

    Funny I had this problem the other night... my dvd drive had vanished (even though I had just put a disk in).
    I just turned my pc off disconnected the sata cable, rebooted, shutdown, attached the cable again and rebooted and all was well :-)
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