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No DVD Drive

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    OS X and Win 7

    No DVD Drive


    I don't seem to have a dvd drive listed in control panel. Does anyone have any suggestions as to have to get it in the drive list?

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  2. #2


    Do you have an actual DVD drive installed in your system? Is is connected properly, right cable connections to the correct ports? Are the drivers installed?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    OS X and Win 7


    Yes I do. I was seen in my win 7 install. nothing changed except a clean install of win 8.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    What computer is this? you may have to manually install the driver for the drive.
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  5. #5


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Win+X->Device Manager->DVD/CD-ROM Drivers
    1. Do you see your DVD listed there ? if not, check for loose cable
    2. If DVD listed but has a yellow exclamation mark, right click on it and select uninstall then reboot your PC. Doing this will re-install the driver
    3. If the above steps failed, open elevated command prompt and run sfc /scannow
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  6. #6


    You may want to check BIOS options and set drive detection to AUTO.
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