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Windows 8 Problem with programs and DVD Drive

  1. #1


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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Proffesional 64 bit

    Windows 8 Problem with programs and DVD Drive


    I installed Windows 8 on my laptop like 5 days ago, everyone worked fine and dandy there but somehow now most of my programs won't launch but i can see it in Task Manager, my DVD drive won't open when i try to eject it physically, when i try to right click and eject it in My Computer, it freezes immediately and doesn't recover so i'd have to end it via TM.

    But this is what i don't understand, after i put my Laptop to sleep by pressing briefly on the power button, when i turn it on again, the DVD drive then opens after the long time i tried to open in while using Windows, i then login and the program.s that wouldn't open like Origin and iTunes would be opened after logon..

    Windows Media Player also freezes when i use it to open music files and play as it is the default player, sometimes it plays the music but it won't let me pause or change volume, sometimes i won't play at all and it'd just freeze..

    And sometimes when i try to restart, the system hangs and won't actually restart leaving me to hold down and press the power button to shut-down the system :[

    this is frustrating and i'm not sure what the cause of this is.. I need help :[ I'm almost regretting upgrading to Windows 8..

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Hello Chaize. Welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Awesome system. ... reluctant to ask. Did you install on top of a previous version of Windows?
    My suggestion, IMO, do a clean install on unallocated space.
    Last edited by mdmd; 31 Oct 2012 at 11:41.
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  3. #3


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Proffesional 64 bit


    Thanks :'D And yes, i installed on top of Windows Release Preview, after installed it everything was fine no freezes or anything, but after a few Windows Updates, i started experiencing this problem..
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  4. #4


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    try using device manager to manually re install drivers for your optical drive?
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  5. #5


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Proffesional 64 bit


    I've done that before but still no luck. :[
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    For your DVD drive
    Try this (1):

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

    Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can

    The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that is running Windows Vista

    Try this(2):
    1) Shut down PC.
    2) Physically disconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    3) Reboot to Windows with NO DVD drive.
    4) Shut down PC.
    5) Physically reconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    6) Reboot to Windows with DVD drive.
    7) Check Device status.
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  7. #7


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Proffesional 64 bit


    I tried your method theog, just before logon, i pressed and it ejected, but after the desktop loaded, it won't open...
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  8. #8


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Proffesional 64 bit


    bump
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  9. #9


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Proffesional 64 bit


    Anyone? ;[
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Chaize View Post
    I tried your method theog, just before logon, i pressed and it ejected, but after the desktop loaded, it won't open...
    That is not my method.
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