Dvd drive shows up in bios but not in my computer

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by armysgt1, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. armysgt1

    armysgt1 New Member

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    A few day days ago I reinstalled windows 7 because I got a new motherboard. My dvd drive has been working fine up until now. It shows up in my bios and in device manager in Windows, but I can't get it to show up in my computer and use the damn thing. I have no idea what could have caused this. It says the device can not start because of an I/0 error. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. StrangleHold

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    First try going in device manager, right click on it, click uninstall and reboot and let it reinstall the drivers. If its a IDE drive, you dont have two drives on the same cable with the jumpers set wrong?
     
  3. armysgt1

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    OK, just tried that, for some reason it's showing up as an scsi disk device in device manager. This can't be right because it's always shown up as a cd-rom device. And yeah, this is the only drive on the IDE cable.
     
  4. Ryan_Fpv

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    This happened to me after using Daemon tools. Still haven't figured out how to fix it, damn thing is useless. If you have any luck, let me know! :)
     
  5. armysgt1

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    It's in disk management where I try and initialize it and it says it operation cannot be performed because of an I/O error.
     
  6. armysgt1

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    Oh yeah, that may be the problem for me as well. I see now that did just install daemon tools lite and I recognized this problem shortly after. No idea how to fix this though.
     
  7. armysgt1

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    I have read countless forums and tried so many things. Looks like I'm going to have to reinstall windows again. Yay!
     
  8. StrangleHold

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  9. armysgt1

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    Already tried it 3 or 4 times. Doesn't find the drive even though it's there in device manager and disk management. Thanks though.
     
  10. StrangleHold

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    In disk management does it show a drive letter?
     
  11. armysgt1

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    No, it shows the disk and says not initialized. I right click on it and try to initialize it and it tells me there is an I/0 error every time.
     
  12. StrangleHold

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    Try to assign it a drive letter.
     
  13. armysgt1

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    There's no option to do that. When i right click on the available space where it says new simple volume,etc, they are all grayed out except for properties.
     
  14. StrangleHold

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    Missed where you said it was showing up as a scsi disk device. Try finding the IDE controller it is on in device manager, right click it and click uninstall and reboot.
     
  15. armysgt1

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    For some reason it doesn't show is as a scsi device anymore, just "disk drive." I just looked through the entire device manager twice, IDE controller is nowhere to be found.
     
  16. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Post a screen shot of your device manager please.
     
  17. armysgt1

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    Hmm, how do i do that? Edit:figured it out hang on.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  18. armysgt1

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    How do I make this bigger without going over the filesize?
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  19. StrangleHold

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    Should be listed as something like IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.

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    On the view tab in device manager check show hidden devices.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  20. johnb35

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    If only it was bigger I could actually see what it says.

    Click on the device manager window, press alt and print screen button together, then go to mspaint and press ctrl-v at the same time. Save the pic as jpg.
     

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