My dvd drive disappeared.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ralph9994, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. ralph9994

    ralph9994 MDL Novice

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    My DVD drive disappeared.
    its not stolen or anything..:p
    but i cant seem to find it.

    it only shows up in the Device Manager.
    but not in the explorer.

    using build 7989 BTW.
     
  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Dude...seriously? insert a disc and see it appear again :D
    Empty drives are hidden from explorer automatically for quite some time now
     
  3. ralph9994

    ralph9994 MDL Novice

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    #3 ralph9994, Jul 20, 2011
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    haha!! that did totally not work.

    yea even when i have a disc in it

    UPDATE::
    im so blind.. lol

    is also have a SAMSUNG hard drive.
    it's not findable anyware in windows..
     
  4. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    #4 ODY123, Jul 20, 2011
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    Have you tried to install the DVD driver manually?
     
  5. drgolfww

    drgolfww MDL Novice

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    Microsoft has a FIXIT program that makes a couple of changes to registry that fixes it.
     
  6. zflexible

    zflexible MDL Member

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    If you have a laptop, try to remove the battery and shutdown the windows, and remove the sector cable,
    then try to boot again and again untill the bios recognize your dvd drive.
    good luck ;)
     
  7. DanWilson

    DanWilson MDL Novice

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    Bump?I'm loving Win8, but my drive isn't showing up at all. Nothing in Explorer (with disk in) and nothing in Device Manager. There is this odd device in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, "[bu3fi][ĮÐË Çнάňлéł !!]" Drive is picked up fine in the BIOS, just not in Windows.I also can't activate it, but I'll worry about that later :pI'm running 7955 since there aren't any newer x86 leaks. Hint hint to anyone important ;)Cheers bros.