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DVD drive will not recognize when a disc is placed in the drive

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My CD/DVD drive will not recognize when a disc is placed in the drive. I get the attached message under the drive properties. I did a check on the driver, but windows states it is up-to-date. How can I resolve this? If I uninstall the driver, will the computer automatically re-install it on start-up?

This is for a Windows 7 32 bit laptop.
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Try this link to see if it assist you


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
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Try booting with a bootable CD/DVD disk.  This will let you know if the drive itself is good.  It's possible the drive has gone bad.  If you can't boot with a known good bootable disk you might have a faulty drive.
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>>  If I uninstall the driver, will the computer automatically re-install it on start-up?   <<  YES, it will be reinstalled
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Was able to re-install the DVD drive per ComfortJenius' link above. However, the drive now shows up in the right pane, but not in the left. It is listed as DVD drive H.
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You should be able to assign another letter under "Disk Manage".
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The link I provide was stating to delete the filters in the registry not uninstall the drivers for the DVD, but that is worth a try.


For the  issue you are now have try changing the drive letter of the device.

windows key +r
Type compmgmt.msc and hit enter
Go to Storage ------> Disk Management
In the right pane Right-click on the DVD drive letter icon
Select "Change Drive Letter and Path.......
Click Change....
On the Change Drive Letter or Path prompt a drop list is located to the right of "Assign the following drive letter:
This will you can change it  then click okay.
Reboot just in case for the changes to take effect.
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comfortJ just tried renaming the drive letter. didn't help. Thanks though.
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Thanks for all comments
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what was the solution?
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Well the initial problem was solved, thanks to the Microsoft URL provided above. The drive does not show up in the left pane. Plus some unknown CD drive F is now also listed. The important thing is that the drive works. I choose to ignore the rest.
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ok - tx for letting us know
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