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Cd/dvd Drive Disappearing / Vanishing


Will the new windows 7 address and fix the problem of the "vanishing" cd/dvd drive? In windows vista my cd/dvd drive keeps disappearing and i keep having to put the sqlite3.dll driver back into the system32 folder and then restart to make it reappear and work again.

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Dvd Drive Vanishing

Okay, so i have windows 7 installed, and every once in a while on battery power, my dvd drive vanishes, and even when i plug it back in, the dvd won't reappear. I have to reboot it to make it reappear. Why is it doing this and can i do anything to stop this from happening? For reference my computer is an acer aspire 4810tz-4696, and i have windows home premium installed.

Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Dvd Drive Disappearing Problem

On 2 laptops - almost identical dell inspiron 1545's - i have installed w7 rc 64 bit - after installation, the dvd drive seems to come and go at random - if its not showing, you can push the button to open the drive, and it reappears, and works fine for a while, but then it disappears again.

One one machine, i tried all of the suggestions about removing uperfilters, and lowerfilters, etc from the registry, disabled the integrity check, and turned off the driver check - have done all driver updates, and windows updates - now the drive works fine!

On machine 2 - did exactly the same things - drive still having this issue. I have also tried installed 32 bit w7 on it, and same thing. It originally came with vista - and it worked fine. Also, i know the drive is good - if it can boot and install windows 7 twice! Any thoughts/advice would be welcome!


Posted On: 2009-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disappearing Drive

I am running windows 7 -64 bit professional
The system boots off a 10k velociraptor

I also have a raid 5 set up for my data through a silicon image sil 3124 running in one of the spare pci-e slots. It comes on just fine (as drive d). Frequently, usually after the system has gone to sleep, the drive just plain disappears. I have to reboot to bring it back to life on the system. Two questions; toward the same end.

1) how do i get it to stop disappearing?
2) how do i get windows 7 from going to sleep? Ive messed round with the power options in the control panel and ive come to the conclusion that windows 7 -64 bit is narcoleptic.


Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Backup Will Not Open Dvd Drive For Insertion Of Second Empty Dvd

When running the backup to dvd the dvd gets full and you get a banner to insert a new dvd, the dvd drive will not open to eject the full dvd. You must do a boot in order for the dvd drive to open. Windows 7 backup will not open dvd drive for insertion of a second empty dvd.

Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Play Dvd Protection Between Dvd Drive

Unable to play dvd-protection between dvd drive, decoder, & video card. Try installing updated driver. I am using windows 7 in bootcamp on a mac running snow leopard.

Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Asking For Dvd Driver, But It's Already Seeing Dvd Drive

Windows 7 asking for dvd driver, but it's already seeing the dvd drive. I am installing windows 7 pro on a dual xeon 5500 motherboard by supermicro. I have built a raid 1 array from embedded bios applications. Windows starts to install , after i enter the country english etc it gives me an
Error message saying "windows needs the dvd drive driver", but windows already sees the dvd drive. Is it really asking for raid drivers? When will it ask for raid drivers? In what form will it want the drivers (there is no floppy port on this motherboard.


Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dvd Not Recognized By Dvd Drive

I'm trying to upgrade from windows vista home premium to windows 7 home premium. I placed the disc in the dvd drive but the system does not recognize or boot the disc. Other dvds load fine. Any suggestions on what may be happening and how i can get vista to recognize the software?Thanks, dave

Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Vanishing Window

I have been using windows 7 for two weeks now. Everything was going well until two days ago. When i click to activate the control panel screen, the control panel icon is placed on the taskbar. The window is not displayed. When i click on the icon on the taskbar, the window zips across the screen and disappears beyond the right side of the screen. If i click the taskbar icon again, the window flashes from beyond the right side of the screen and disappears on the task bar.

Every once in awhile, clicking on the control panel icon produces normal result (window shows up on desktop) but then the problem reappears again. I really would like to use the control panel (you know, backup files, change properties, etc. Etc. ), But i can't access it.


Posted On: 2010-07-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Network Files Vanishing

I currently have a network with a 2008 server and a variety of windows xp and windows 7 machines. One of the users running windows 7 has a short cut on her desktop from a folder on a mapped network drive. This folder is used to store faxes from a canon fax machine. For some reason in the morning she is able to see the faxes in the folder. At any random time during the day she will open the shortcut and no faxes will appear in her view. Yet one of the xp workstations next door sees all of the faxes. Once i reboot her pc and log her back in she can once again see the faxes.

I have disabled offline files in her local group policy, i have set the auto disconnect to server to -1 effectively turning off the network drives disconnecting i have set her netlogon batch file to goto servername. Domain. Local-share-name so that it eliminates netbios issues and solely uses dns to find the server. I am at my whits end with these "odd" network interruptions and not sure why various peoples files just seem to disappear and require a reboot to see them on the server again.


Posted On: 2010-06-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Downloaded Files Are Vanishing

I am helping my cousin with her machine, and this one has me a bit baffled. She is running ie8 on a vista machine. Whenever a download occurs, whether you choose "run" for an executable, "save" for any file, or "open" for any file, the file completes the download, but it never arrives at its destination. Saved files are never in the destination folder, opened files never open in their respective programs, and run executables never start. Searches for the files by name come up with nothing.

I have tested two things. First, files that can be opened within plugins, such as a pdf, open just fine as long as they are opened within ie. If a pdf is downloaded to the hdd with the expectation that it will open upon completion using adobe as a separate program, the download finishes, and nothing happens. The file is nowhere to be found.

As a baseline, i wanted to know if another browser would work. I got chrome onto the machine, and i do not have this issue, but my cousin would rather have ie back. Any suggestions?


Posted On: 2010-05-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cd/dvd Drive Stopped Working - Drive Cannot Start Code 10

The drive did not respond in a fixed time to the access attempt 1100:012a, 1100:022a, 1100:032a, 1100:042a. My cd/dvd drive stopped working. When i attempt to reinstall the driver, it fails. On the drive properties, i see "drive cannot start code 10". I have replaced the drive, and the sata data cable, and still have exactly the same problem. I have run the psa test and it revealed the error code listed int he title of this message.

Posted On: 2010-07-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Live Mail Vanishing Folders

I use an isp that provides a web mail client, but have always preferred to use my oem email provided with my windows software. I have been doing this since the days of outlook, 1997 - and now i use windows live mail with my windows 7 software. It is just easier to handle my email this way, as i have more than one email account and all can be sync'd in the one program. My question is this:  where does my personal folder keep disappearing to? At the bottom of my main email i create a folder with name on it, to save emails i may need later.

About a week ago, i logged into my email as usual, and was reading and sorting my email and when i went to transfer some to my personal folder to save, the personal folder was not there. The next day, a folder appears at the bottom of my list, under storage that has a folder, deleted items, imported folder, with my main mail name  person1, and my secondary name person2, and emails that are over a month old are in that file. About a day after that, a few files, cannot be sure it was all of them, appears back in a folder with person1 at its original location.

Now, it is a week later, and that original file has disappeared again. Is there some setting i need to revise?  Is there some sync setting that i am missing?  I have read the knowledge base, and i have not seen any solution or description of this exact problem. What can i do?


Posted On: 2010-07-22 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Text Vanishing From Folder Names

Every few days or weeks (depending on use) when i open a media player (i've had this happen with both windows media player and winamp) all the song titles that use asian (chinese and japanese characters specifically, i have no other languages to test it on) text have been replaced with blocks. When i try opening the mp3 files in explorer, all of the folders and subfolders using asian text have also been replaced with blocks. If i try to type the information in again, the characters all turn into blocks immediately.

When i reboot, the information is back exactly as before, so it's not being lost, something is just going wrong with the text display. I have no idea if this is being caused by a program or not - i always notice it first in a media player and then find it in the folder names as well, but since it affects the names of folders in the default windows explorer view it seems to be more than one program failing to render text right.
 
Ps i have no idea why my post is in grey font, it defaulted to that and if there's a way to change it i don't know. Sorry it's a pain to read.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Disappearing Programs

I have yet been able to regularly duplicate this problem, but it seems to happen to me at least once a day. I did a clean install of w7rc on a fresh hard drive and everything installed fine. However, occasionally i will click a program on my task bar and it will way it's not there and ask me if i want to delete the shortcut. If i go to the start bar, there are no programs and the only thing i can do it shut down. I'm uncertain if microsoft is finding this issue as i receive no apparent error. Upon rebooting, everything is fine. Like i said, i don't know how to reproduce it as it seems to have no trend towards doing a specific operation, but it seems to happen to me at least once a day.

Posted On: 2009-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Disappearing Icons

I have an hp touchsmart duo computer, windows vista home premium 64-bit, microsoft office 2007
I have a task/toolbar (not sure which) on the bottom right of my screen that used to have icons for the programmes i was running such as my mouse, keyboard (told me when batteries running low) internet access, external hardware attached etc. , But it has just stopped loading, the only icon still coming up is my norton. I do not know why it is temperamental, and i do not know how it decides what to show or hide, or when or why?


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Why Are My Files Disappearing?

Lately i have been having problems with my files disappearing and then reappearing. I'll type up a word document and save it in a specific folder. When i go back to look for it in said folder it is not there. I try to search for it and it is no where in the library. I also try to rearrange the folder in a different ways to find the file. Alas, it still does not show up. The way i have to find it is to go into word and hope that the document is in the recently opened documents. If not, i am
Screwed and have to wait for it to magically show up again. Does any one know what my problem is and how to fix it?


Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Fixing Cd/dvd Drive

My cd drive has been missing for several weeks, and do not know exactly when it disappeared. I went through the deleting upper and lower filters as most places say, then rebooting, and it didn't help. I have created a new reg file and merged, and that brought the drives back, but they did not show that a cd was in. It has since disappeared again, and i do not have lowerfilters.

I have tried system restore, but i always get an error code because it "cannot access the file". I have updated the firmware from the dell website, and ran several different virus scans. Itunes and my computer say the drive is missing, but device manager says it is functioning correctly and completely updated. My dvd drive is there, it is only the cd drive. I am running windows 7, and have a dell inspiron 1750.

Also, i checked my brothers computer, who has the same set-up, and his registry files are all identical to mine, and his drive works just fine.


Posted On: 2010-05-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Dvd Drive Disappeared

My dvd drive disappeared even though i stopped making virtual dvd drives for iso images. I thought upgrading to windows 7 might resolve the 2 problems rpc sever is unavailable and the dvd drive not detected. I upgraded to ultimate as my computer is windows vista home basic. Its compaq. Sorry for bad spelling. When i want to make a partition rpc server is unavailable. Dvd drive is not in device manager. The hardware and devices troubleshooter thinks i have no dvd drive. I have no iso imaging programs now but i need one.

Posted On: 2010-07-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dvd Drive Not Showing Up

Before i installed the rc of windows 7 my dvd drive was working fine. Now that i installed it it does not show up in windows 7 or windows vista. I have tried this fix http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/314060/ but it has not worked. I have checked the drive in another windows vista system and it still works fine. Its not showing up even in device manager with a yellow mark by it. Its just not seeing it at all. Any ideas anyone?

Ps forgot to add i am running sata hard drives but eh dvd burner is pata.


Posted On: 2009-06-18 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Dvd-rw Drive Disappeared

I install a antivirus software in my laptop and then suddenly my dvd-cd-rw drive disappear. I have a vista premium and after i understand that the antivirus is for window xp. I don't see the driver when i go in to my computer. In the device manager there is no dvd drive. There is "a" drive and i uninstall the software and restart my computer twice; but the dvd-cd-rw drive did not come back.

I then reboot my computer, lost everything, the software came only that day and did not work properly because it only work with a cd not a dvd. But by the next day it gone again. So i don't wont to reboot my computer again because it will eliminate 10gb of my hard disk space. So my question is whats next?


Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cd/dvd Drive Has Gone Missing

I have a new computer with windows 7 professional 64 bit and everything was fine but now my cd/dvd drive has gone missing. It's nowhere to be found in explorer and if i insert a cd or dvd nothing happens. I tried the troubleshooter but it tells me i don't have a cd/dvd drive. It's also not listed in device manager. I'm a complete non-techie type of person but was wondering if my drive has just gone kaput or maybe one of the leads internally has become disconnected. The computer is only about 3 months old. I have done all the updates that have been recommended. I would love it if someone could give me some ideas about fixing this.

Posted On: 2010-01-17 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Cannot Detect Dvd/cd Drive

My averatec 4200 laptop was just upgraded to windows 7. The dvd/cd drive worked fine when i installed windows 7, but for some reason it is no longer visible, anywhere.

Device manager - nothing
My computer - nothing
Hardware & sound troubleshooter - no device detected

I have tried everything i can think of. The dvd player hasn't been removed physically and reinstalled. Also, when i put in a dvd the player spins, but nothing is detected.


Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dvd Drive Is Very Slow

I encountered another problem with my dvd drive " it does not work properly, as i can see root folder of dvd disk, but if i try to open any sub-folder or copy any file from root folder it freezes. For instance, i tried to start ms office 2007 installation from dvd but can't even execute setup.exe from root folder (was patiently waiting for 1+ hour).

After some research on the internet, i removed upper filter settings from windows registry (there is no lower filter). It helped a little bit, so i can see content of sub-folders (after 5-10 mins of waiting) but, still can't execute anything. Appreciate your help to fix it.

Computer details:

Msi p35 platinum, q6600, 4 gb ram, samsung sh222a, few sata hdds, nvidia geforce 9800 gtx
Windows 7 ultimate x64 (clean install from retail box)

Peripherals setup

Ide:
Master: internal dvd-rw, samsung sh222a
Slave: none
Sata:
Sata 3-7 various hdds (all seagate of various capacity from 750 gb to 1. 5 tb)
Raid: ide
P. S. The same setup works fine with windows xp

Ps. There are few files in sub-folders (winxp opens them in milliseconds). Also, i checked ide controllers, dma is enabeled for all drivers. Even log on win7 indicates tons of "error on cd drive during paging operation" events (no errors on winxp).

P. S. Cd cable is standard 40 pin, labeled as "ide cd cable" by manufacturer (asus). I've tried dvd in slave and cable select mode.


Posted On: 2009-11-04 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Disappearing Mouse Pointer

After a while of using my laptop, my mouse pointer gets uncontrollable for a few seconds. After it starts disappearing or moving objects, maximizing and minimizing for a few seconds it (sometimes) goes back to normal for about a minute and starts acting erratic again. This will go on for hours or until i get frustrated and shut down my system. Is this happening with any other users. If so please tell me how to fix this problem, i am tired of losing unsaved data. I lost seven chapters the other night.

Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Microsoft Games Keep Disappearing

Some of my microsoft games (e.g, freecell, solitaire, etc. ) Periodically disappear from my desktop - usually after the computer wakes from sleep mode. When that happens, i also cannot open them from the control panel. I've noticed that others seem to have this problem too. I've tried the check/unchecked games trick discussed in the forums. This doesn't work. I've been able to use the system restore, but it is tedious to keep doing that and i'm afraid that i might lose some programs or work one time doing that. I've run anti-spyware and anti-virus programs but they haven't found anything. Anyone have any suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-08-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disappearing Address Book

Went into windows live mail to send an email and all my addresses had disappeared. Gone.zip. Found them in a folder on the computer. Reinstalled them in windows live again only to have them move 4 more times. The contacts stay in windows mail for a few days then zip. Gone and i have to reinstall them again. And this morning i got a pop up that said sticky notes weren't working, ms didn't know why, and they would get back to me when they found a solution. I'm already old. I don't know how much more time i have. These little glitches are enough to turn me into a mac person.

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Can't Change Name Of Dvd Bd Drive

In windows 7 i can't change the name of my dvdbd drive. It says it's still the old bd-re drive when it is now a bd-rw. Where do you change this ?

Posted On: 2009-10-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dvd Rom And Rw Drive Not Detected

I installed fresh copy (no upgrade) of windows 7 last night and after the installation finish, i notice both drives were missing from my computer.

Dell dimension 9200
Missing drives - pbds- dvd+-rw dh-16w1s and tsst corp dvd-rom ts-353b

Under device manager - they appear with an !Exclamation! Over them, there is no window 7 drivers  on the dell support website for my computer. I have attempted to do the firmware upgrade but tsdnwin reports drive not found. I have deleted the drives from devices manager and shutdown then disconnect and reconnect the cables and boot, and the problem is still here. I have try diagnostics built into windows 7 and it didn't work. Drives are showing up in my bios, while booting. Is there anything else i can try?


Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dvd-rom Drive Vanished

I am running windows 7 on my toshiba satellite a205-s7464. It ran vista native, however, i had been running windows xp for the past six months as my vista install kept corrupting. I have had many hardware issues with this system. Just in december i had my hd-dvd drive replaced. It worked fine for awhile, however, it was spotty here and there where discs would get stuck, wouldn't read, wouldn't burn, etc.

I was trying to install a program today and mid-install my entire computer froze. After rebooting my cd was stuck in the drive. I used a safety pin to get it out. Now it only ejects with a safety pin. It doesn't read any discs. In the bios it doesn't show my optical drive as existing. It shows up in device manager, but not in administrative tools - computer management. It doesn't read. Doesn't spin. Doesn't eject. Doesn't attempt at all.

I did a system restore, did an edit in the registry suggested on a website i found, deleted and reinstalled the drive. In device manager, windows tells me that my drive exists, is functional, and is up to date. However, my drive doesn't show up anywhere else.

I can take it to bestbuy, of course, but i really need to keep this for class. I'm pretty tech savvy and willing to try to do stuff myself, but sometimes i need a pointer on how to do it.


Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .