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DVD drive not recognize by windows-8 after update

  1. #1

    Posts : 11
    windows 8 X32

    DVD drive not recognize by windows-8 after update

    DVD drive not recognize by windows-8 after update

    hi all

    i installed WINDOWS-8 RP 64bit for trail on DG41RQ mobo
    (as well as on other PC (DG31PR) where there is no problem).

    all was well till i updated the intel chipset driver (Intel Chipset Device Software version

    and the BIOS version (to RQG4110H.86A.0017.EB)

    now the system doesn't recognize my LG DVD drive (HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20) , (also in device manger and also in SAFE MODE)
    my BIOS dose recognize it and i CAN boot a live Win-XP from it.

    i tried to roll back the IDE intel controllers drivers, but no change.

    i have an IDE HDD as master, and the DVD Drive as SLAVE (recognized as such by BIOS).

    my UEFI is desabled in BIOS (i don't know what it is actually).

    (i have Activation Key (PRO) but i want to make sure all is well before activation)

    please HELP

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  2. #2

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    i have a similar situation with a lite-on dvd drive not being detected by win8, but it is detected by winXP and win7 on the same system so it is not a hardware cable issue. the funny part is that i used the dvd drive to install win8. i havent checked for a firmware update for the dvd drive yet though.

    my thread from 3 days ago
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  3. #3

    I have the same problem. A USB DVD drive that is seen fine in Windows 7 but Windows 8 lists it like a USB memory key. So, I cannot use that drive in Windows 8.

    As with any newer version of Windows, it seems to have the hardest time with any hardware built before the OS was released.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 11
    windows 8 X32
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  6. #6

    Quote Originally Posted by awestun View Post
    the funny part is that i used the dvd drive to install win8.

    my thread from 3 days ago
    looooool xD same problem happened to me
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  7. #7

    Posts : 5,591
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    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

    DVD drive not recognized in windows 8 - Microsoft Community

    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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