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Old 09-15-2010, 04:18 AM   #1
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Default Dvd drives don't show up in windows vista

Hey guys,

ever since i reinstalled windows my dvd drives don't show up in my computer. They are using ide. Could it be bios settings or is it windows? i have an ep45 ud3r if that helps.

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Old 09-16-2010, 08:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dvd drives don't show up in windows vista

Set them up in device manager.
They need a driver.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: Dvd drives don't show up in windows vista

yeah, but thing is that they don't show up in device manager.... but they do in bios. Well it turns out im getting a few more unrelated errors so i'm just going to reinstall vista.
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Default Re: Dvd drives don't show up in windows vista

Have you installed all of the drivers that came with your motherboard?
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Dvd drives don't show up in windows vista

drivers for motherboards in relation to CD/DVD/BDROMs is so old school, even Windows 98 laughs. If a drive isn't showing up in Windows XP, Vista or 7, it's a system issue on the hardware level (bad drive) or the OS is hosed, as the OP found out.

Installing drivers for CDROM/DVD/BDR drives has been rendered null and void for at least 10 years.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:37 PM   #6
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Default Re: Dvd drives don't show up in windows vista

Well if it's a SATA Drive and the standard vista SATA Driver doesnt want to play nice (With Vista, This is entirely possible), that could cause it not to come up.
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