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Posted: 1/10/2011 5:36:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 5:21:29 PM EDT by KBAD]
Laptop (toshiba satellite with Vista) is not recognizing the DVD drive.

Drive is getting power. I can hear the drive spinning up when I install a DVD, but it is not showing when I go to my computer.

I have tried the control panel, reboot and still nothing. Not even showing up on the device manager.

I need to watch the Magpul ATC DVD and it's driving me insane.

Help
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 7:17:34 AM EDT
anyone?
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 7:20:23 AM EDT
Undo the screw that holds the drive in place.
Pull unit out. Reboot. power down
Put unit back in and reboot. See if "new hardware found" pops up.
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 7:38:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By simplemitch:
Undo the screw that holds the drive in place.
Pull unit out. Reboot. power down
Put unit back in and reboot. See if "new hardware found" pops up.

Did this...still not working.
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 7:41:11 AM EDT
did you try any other disks? data cd? music cd?
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 7:42:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2011 7:42:59 AM EDT by ARMALITE-FAN]
Originally Posted By RedZ71:
did you try any other disks? data cd? music cd?




Its the drive not the CD not showing up.



Plug it in while its booted up.

Link Posted: 1/10/2011 7:51:06 AM EDT
Vista and Magpul in the same computer..........this is a common problem.

Your disk drive has given up on you. It has suffered long and hard with your retarded Vista operating system. Now you feed it a pile of Magpul. It refuses to take anymore of your shit. It will spin wildly and refuse to be recognized by your device manager. Check behind your couch, disk drive has crawled behind it and left you a turd.

Upgrade to Windows 7 and discard offending disc. Apologize to your disc drive and promise you'll go back to your donkey bukkake collection.
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 7:52:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARMALITE-FAN:
Originally Posted By RedZ71:
did you try any other disks? data cd? music cd?




Its the drive not the CD not showing up.



Plug it in while its booted up.

I plugged it in while booted up and nada.

I searched the interwebs and tried a few other tricks...deleted filters in the registry, ran a restore file. I can't update the driver because it isn't recognizing the drive exists

Link Posted: 1/10/2011 7:54:07 AM EDT
Call up the disc driver's mfgr for tech support.
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 8:11:00 AM EDT
If it was working and now it just aint, no known changes, it's probably just a tits up drive.

They're cheap.
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 9:38:14 AM EDT
Delete the device driver in device manager, restart.

Probably won't do jack and it is probably dead, but worth a shot.

Time to find a new drive on fleabay!
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 9:46:52 AM EDT
Go buy another drive.
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 9:54:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARMALITE-FAN:
Originally Posted By RedZ71:
did you try any other disks? data cd? music cd?




Its the drive not the CD not showing up.



Plug it in while its booted up.

do NOT plug it in while it IS currently booted up. or even running for that matter.

unless its external USB etc..



Link Posted: 1/10/2011 9:58:34 AM EDT
Happened to my daughter's Dell laptop. Drive just died. New one was under $20 (IIRC) on Ebay.
Link Posted: 1/10/2011 10:17:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NickySantoro:
Happened to my daughter's Dell laptop. Drive just died. New one was under $20 (IIRC) on Ebay.

Next COA

Link Posted: 1/10/2011 10:55:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NickySantoro:
Happened to my daughter's Dell laptop. Drive just died. New one was under $20 (IIRC) on Ebay.

Just got one for $22 on ebay. Should be here later this week.
Link Posted: 1/15/2011 10:21:08 AM EDT
Replaced the drive. Rebooted and still can't see the DVD/ROM on My Computer

Any other ideas? I'm stumped.
Link Posted: 1/15/2011 4:38:18 PM EDT
It could be the Motherboard, If so I would buy an External USB drive.
Link Posted: 1/15/2011 6:28:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mmajunkie:
It could be the Motherboard, If so I would buy an External USB drive.


Could be motherboard, drive cable, or software at this point.
Link Posted: 1/16/2011 9:21:47 AM EDT
Back up your stuff and do a system restore.
Link Posted: 1/16/2011 2:01:01 PM EDT
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems
Link Posted: 1/16/2011 5:07:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By losscolinas:
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems

Thanks but it didn't help
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:06:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 5:22:24 PM EDT by KBAD]
So I bought an external USB DVD drive from newegg and my computer won't even recognize it.

I tried all 4 USB ports and nothing

The USB ports are working...I uploading some pics from my camera with them today.

Is is possible that this is a software issue? I went to the DVD drive manufacturers website to install a driver but there isn't one available.

Still banging my head against the wall! Magpul DVD will have to wait

ETA: Got the USB DVD/ROM to work. Had to plug in both USB cables....at least I can watch the ATC now!
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