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DVD drive not showing on OS

by turveykt / October 17, 2006 9:08 AM PDT

Operating system:XP Pro x64
DVD drive:Samsung SH-S162A

Hi,

It seems my OS knows my DVD drive is installed, as it shows up on Device Maneger (also shows up in the Bios).But when i try to use it there is nothing.Doest even show up under my computer.Can anyone help!!

Things ive tried so far:
Checked Bios setup-shows up here
Unistalled Driver then Re-installed - Shows up as working , but in practice no responce.
Updated windows
Run a Virus scan- Clean

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Hmmmmm. . .
by Coryphaeus / October 17, 2006 12:08 PM PDT

How is it connected to the motherboard? Which IDE port? What size cable? Jumper set how? Alone on the IDE cable or on a separate IDE cable?

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drive problem
by turveykt / October 17, 2006 8:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Hmmmmm. . .

Hi the drive is set to master, the cable is 80 pin IDE.

thanks , Karl

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80 pin IDE? Maybe 80 conductor?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2006 10:42 PM PDT
In reply to: drive problem

Even so that's a minor typo. 80 conductor IDE cables use that new fangled Cable Select jumper system. It may work on Master but I tend to try the new standard.

You still have to find motherboard drivers for some motherboards to get the CD/DVD drives to show up.

Bob

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DVD drive not showing on OS
by VAPCMD / October 17, 2006 12:42 PM PDT

Try Admin Tools
Computer Mgmt
Disk Management
If it shows there ...try assigning it a drive letter...something like ''R''. By assigning it ''R'' it will never be bumped/changed when you add another HDD.

If that doesn't work ... uninstall the drive thru Device Manager and see how if it works after rebooting.

Let us know.

VAPCMD

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DVD drive not showing on OS
by turveykt / October 17, 2006 8:23 PM PDT

Hi, i have tried to both suggestions, still nothing unfortunately.

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Uhhmmm.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2006 12:43 PM PDT

What do you do for motherboard drivers?

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Encore and Power DVD
by turveykt / October 18, 2006 4:23 AM PDT

Hi, I have solved the issue with my drive; it seems it was down to a piece of Adobe software conflicting with my DVD player software. Found this article on the internet if anyone?s interested. Thanks for everyone help

Karl

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drive problem
by turveykt / October 18, 2006 4:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Encore and Power DVD
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I didn't read you installed that in your posts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 18, 2006 4:45 AM PDT
In reply to: drive problem

Did I miss it?

Bob

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Thanks for posting the outcome ..would have never attributed
by VAPCMD / October 18, 2006 8:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Encore and Power DVD

to anything with Adobe.

VAPCMD

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