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DVD-Drive not detected.

  1. #1


    Earth. Duh?
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    Windows 8 Developer preview

    DVD-Drive not detected.


    I NEED HELP WITH INDOWS 8 DEVELOPER PREVIEW(JUST INSTALLED). I CAN'T FIND MY DVD DRIVE. SO, NO CDS WORK.

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  2. #2


    Hi The Stig,
    Welcome to the forums, go to device manager and see whether any exclamation mark in DVD drive, if there is , try updating the driver for it.
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  3. #3



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Welcome to the forums
    I remember, that i had some problems with my ASUS DRW-24B3ST dvd drive. so, for my first question is: Does your BIOS recorgnise it?

    if so, the probmlem is with windows updates. if not, check the cbles.

    This is usually caused by false incompatible drivers. i would suggest to download the newest ones either form the manufacturer's web site, or from the device manager. Also check the updates, they really do the trick sometimes .

    Could you tell me the results (and also the dvd drive model)
    Last edited by Kynix; 05 Feb 2012 at 15:13. Reason: more info.
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    Windows 8 & XP


    Is this an external or internal CD/DVD drive?

    Also, You could also try going to 'devices' under the metro control panel (square tile with large gear) and seeing if the CD drive is listed. If not, choose to search for devices.
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  5. #5


    Earth. Duh?
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Developer preview

    DVD-Drive not detected.


    I'm using a Dell 535s desktop. I just installed Windows 8 Developer Preview on it. It works perfectly fine but no DVD-Drive is detected, even though I installed the Operating System from the DVD itself. I called up Dell, and they said that they have the freewares but they won't work until d Drive is detected.
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    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    I ask you again, does your BIOS recorgnize it?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Customer Preview


    Hello, i have the same problem that it cannot detect my DVD-rom. But when i try to boot windows in other way, there is the driver.
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  8. #8


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    windows 8 consumer preview


    Hello everybody, I have this problem too, and I can't find any solution… for information, I have a computer with multi HDD, on my first I have Win 7 Ultimate, the second with Win 8 consumer preview, the third with music, video and so on..
    On my BIOS I have my Dvd ROM LG, on my Windows seven it works perfectly, but on Windows 8, nothing at all ! Somebody have an luminous idea ? Thanks !
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    I'm having the same problem too - the thing is when I first installed the Consumer Preview I installed Office from a DVD, but since then the drive has disappeared in Win 8. In Windows 7 the CD/DVD drive appears as ATAPI iHAS122 8 ATA device - I've tried searching for drivers but can't seem to find what I need. Can anyone help?
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  10. #10


    I'd refresh Consumer Preview
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