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DVD drive not visiable.

  1. #1


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    DVD drive not visiable.


    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

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    W8CP


    same problem. can only detect one of 2 drives after installing w8cp on top of win7. drivers for w8cp dell xps400 dvd rw?
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  3. #3


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Hi

    Click on [File] --> click [Change Folders and search option]
    See the picture --> untick Hide empty drive in computer folder.
    hope it helps you
    Click image for larger version


    Catoer
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    W8CP


    thank you for your quick response. I unchecked that box as you suggested, however, i still have this problem.
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  5. #5


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Sorry. been away for a while.

    Try to go see if it is listed on the disk management under Computer management screen.
    Or.
    Use third party partition program (Partition wizard lite or Easeus). Sometimes a little file crosslink will make WCP unable to read next drive on the same HDD.

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


    I have an LG Blu Ray drive, wasn't working yesterday, but there was an update today, and now its working.
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    W8CP


    To Kevin Ismail: dvdRW drive is not listed under disk management. Partition software that you suggested sees only hard disks, not cd/DVD drives.
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    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    That quite weird as Windows commonly able to detect any device attached.
    I suggest you to fill your system spec on your profile to help us in helping you solve the matter.
    Few question here:
    - Did it work before installing WCP?
    - Did you see the drive is listed in your BIOS setup?
    - Did you install already the motherboard chipset driver?
    If the most answer is yes then we shall suspect there is a physical problem with the drive, can be the drive itself, the sata cable, or drive powerline from your PSU.

    Try to unplug and plug back all cable to the drive, make sure its all well fitted, feel with your hand if it softly vibrating when the PC is turned on, and post back here, OK.

    Kevin
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    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    Apart from the above, ensure that the following is ticked:

    Control Panel --> Folder Options --> General --> Navigation Pane --> Ensure both 'Show Favorites' and 'Show all Folders' are both ticked.

    Click image for larger version

    The problem I had was that my 'Devices with Removable Storage' were showing in the main pane on the right but my Floppy Drive, DVD RW's and Removable Disks showing were not being listed under 'Computer' on the left hand list. Neither was my Acronis Secure Zone. Now they all are after ticking both boxes mentioned above..

    Click image for larger version

    I'm not sure if it'll solve your problem but it may be worth trying.
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  10. #10


    Australia
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 pro with Media Center/Windows 7 home pre plus


    Hi i am new to this forum. I have the same problem with my LG drive. No problem with Windows 7, when i installed it a year ago, but since i installed windows 8 in a dual boot, there is no drive in Device manager,it is not recognized when i disconnect and plug it back in. Windows 8 is looking good but i cannot fix, the sound or anything else until i get it to recognize the optical drive.
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