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Solved DVD-Drive not detected windows 8 32 bit


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i know my dvd drive was working a few weeks ago cause i used it to load up shogun 2 total war. My bios recognizes my driver but i dont see it any were in my device manager. Any help would be very much appreciated
BTW i was running windows 7 and had no issues with my dvd driver
Update i click show hidden devices and i see my dvd but i cant find it anywhere when i look in my computer and when i put a disk in it dosnt boot up the cd or anything :S. i also asked it to check for updates but it says i have the latest updates for the drive and the device is working properly
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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

Shuren Inferno

May I ask what was the fix you found? I just downloaded Win 8 on a friends computer and am having the same issue.
any fix my friend has same problem ?

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 pro
    Computer type
    Graphics Card(s)
    ge force 9500gt
    Screen Resolution
    Internet Speed
    60 KB/S
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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

DVD drive not recognized in windows 8 - Microsoft Community

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.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

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