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DVD-Drive not detected.

  1. #11


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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I'd refresh Consumer Preview
    Thanks for your reply vrosa - I'm not keen on doing that at this stage as I don't want to reload all my programs again if it can be helped. If it helps my CD/DVD drive isn't appearing in Device Manager, but does appear in BIOS and also Windows 7

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  2. #12


    I really dont know how to help you !
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  3. #13


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I really dont know how to help you !
    That's a shame!

    I've since been into Device Manager and clicked Show Hidden Devices, it says Atapi iHAS122 and that the correct driver is installed, but in Device Status says the hardware isn't connected to the computer - I've tried plugging it in again but no luck.

    Hope there's a solution or might have to go back to 7 until 8 releases properly. Other than this issue I'm really liking Windows 8

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  4. #14


    Posts : 8
    W8CP


    at least you're able to see the device. I can see my drive only in BIOS. i have looked for my dell XPS400 dvdRW in device manager and cannot even see it. need a w8cp driver i guess. thx, please keep posting!
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  5. #15


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    windows 8


    I have the same problem. My computer does not recognize my dvd player, my camera, my wireless phone adapter, or my external antenna. Enough already. Can I simply re-install windows 7?
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by capt dan View Post
    I have the same problem. My computer does not recognize my dvd player, my camera, my wireless phone adapter, or my external antenna. Enough already. Can I simply re-install windows 7?
    Yes you can Capt Dan. mfs7772 if you click Show Hidden Devices in Device Manager does the CD/DVD drive appear?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 8
    W8CP


    To Vivid Blue: no, it doesnt.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Mine wasn't working yesterday, but after an update today, it is now working.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 8
    W8CP


    Thx bill for your feedback. Unfortunately, My dvdRW is still not working after update
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Hopefully there will be a few more updates shortly as a few people have had this problem.
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