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DVD drive not visiable.

  1. #11


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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Wrbushbogan

    First thing you need to confirm, upon booting up, go to BIOS setup see if your you specified LG Drive is listed in drive configuration.

    Post back here when done.

    KEvin

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  2. #12


    I too have this malfunction. My drive shows up in my bios but no where else. (including device manager in any form)
    Thing is I installed from a disc drive so it worked at some point and I actually think mine may have gone missing after I updated... (via windows update)
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  3. #13


    Australia
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    Windows 8 pro with Media Center/Windows 7 home pre plus


    I am about to check my Bios, but i'm sure it will be there, for it comes up as first boot priority.
    What i have noticed is that, it shows my floppy drive as working properly, but i don't have one. I also installed a 64 bit Windows 8 from an iso dvd drive, and it is fine in W7,it is a glitch in the beta issue.
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  4. #14


    Australia
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    Windows 8 pro with Media Center/Windows 7 home pre plus


    Back Again, I have checked the Bios, and it shows up there, whether it makes any difference my LG unit is an old pata drive, not sata, but my Hard drives are new 500GB Sata, and old 80GB Pata, the 500GB unit is partitioned for Windows 7 and now Windows 8, while running XP on the old drive. All drives show in Bios.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Go to BIOS. See if the setting is native/AHCI/legacy.
    If you have an old PATA drive then you should have it backward compatible setting as legacy, avoid also auto setting, disable S.M.A.R.T.
    Discover it yourself, but not to wildly changing anything.


    Kevin

    Edit:
    You BIOS seems labeled as 1984-2007 Award Software
    Try to set On-Chip SATA Mode as combined
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  6. #16


    mine shows up on windows 7 but it doesn't work in 8.
    Last edited by abhijitrucks; 07 Mar 2012 at 09:20.
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  7. #17


    Australia
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    Windows 8 pro with Media Center/Windows 7 home pre plus


    Hi Kevin, Thanks for the help before i forget to say so.
    So i went into the Bios again and for the life of me i cannot find this native/AHCI/ legacy section. Under the properties of the drive Auto settings are set,S.M.A.R.T is diabled and i changed the on-chip SATA mode to combined. None of which made any difference. I noted my motherboard is 1984-2008, 9/5/2008 to be precise.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Abhi & Bushbogan
    Did you all have done installing the updates? (which is around 4 updates so far).
    Most of my device is recognizeable after runing all updates. It is good to my two desktop and an ASUS laptop.
    I did mention about try installing the chipset driver though WCP already done so.

    @Bush: I read your mobo manual true that your BIOS have combine/non-combine
    • Combined: Sets all SATA devices to operate in PATA mode. Combined allows a maximum of 4 ATA devices to be used simultaneously: two PATA devices plus two SATA devices.
    • Enhanced: Sets all SATA devices to operate in SATA mode.
    • Non-Combined: Sets all SATA devices to operate in PATA mode and disables the integrated IDE controller.
    That was what I learn from it. I think you can try alternating combine and non. Though both actualy can read all PATA drive
    OK. I almost run out of options here.
    Anyone have more advice is appreciated.

    Kevin
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by spcesq View Post
    My LG DVD drive not showing in windows explorer or system, no yellow exclamation mark, was working fine before installing W8CP, any ideas? tried the following;

    1. unplugged and re plugged the cables.
    2. search for hardware changes in device manager.

    Cant think of anything else as I`m not really a registry boffin.

    Any help welcome, regards

    Steve
    Same problem! changed the SATA cable to a different connection on Motherboard & it popped up right away!

    Tully
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  10. #20


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    W8CP


    Solved my problem for the most part yesterday. Both drives use IDE bus, one master, one slave. I pulled the DVD player out of the loop. I have now only the DVDRW. I powered up, and bingo! Win8cp saw the RW drive. I decided not to try to get both drives to show by playing around with the jumpers on the drives, but when I do, I'll post the results. For now, I was satisfied with just the one RW drive. Good luck all and thank you for your time
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