reinstalled W7 now DVD drive wont open???????

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  1. paul3200

    paul3200 MDL Member

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    #1 paul3200, Jun 7, 2011
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    i just reinstalled windows 7 ultimate x86 (from ultimate X64) and now the DVD drive wont open

    the windows 7 dvd is still in the drive

    how can i get it working again and get my dvd back???

    EDIT: I used a knife to open it :)
     
  2. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    +1 for AC, paper clip will do; knife is dangerous:D
     
  3. paul3200

    paul3200 MDL Member

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    dont have a paper clip and i did it while the PC was on so even worse right??
     
  4. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    doesnt have to be a paper clip, something tiny that will get in the lil hole will do, it is ok if it is on as long as the pc isnt reading or writing to the dvd which i doubt since it is win7 dvd.
     
  5. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Does the drive work now? :)
     
  6. paul3200

    paul3200 MDL Member

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    yeah tried it with the same dvd and its all good now :)
     
  7. weaveR

    weaveR MDL Member

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    I think your W7 disc was not seated in the drive properly.

    An operating system would never have anything to do with any type of optical disc drive not being able to open or close.