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DVD Drive Not Recognized In Win 10

I just upgraded my computer from windows 7 to windows 10. Everything was working good, installed updates etc, sat down to actual use the upgrade today and my DVD Drive is not recognized. To ...
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Play a game from external cd-drive

Since the internal cd-drive of my computer is broken, I purchased an external one. I was able to install a game with this external drive, but when I want to start the game with the exact same drive, ...
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Dell inspiron 3542 cd rom is not showing (in windows explorer)

I bought a laptop "Dell Inspiron 3542 with Windows 8.1 Pro" But when I open "Windows Explorer", I can't see my DVD/CD rom drive.. Can someone please Help me. I've check many tutorials on YouTube and ...
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BIOS Sata ODD not detected

I have been having a problem with my Dell Inspiron M731R Laptop. The CD/DVD drive is not appearing. I have tried the usually recommended trick of removing the UpperFilter registry, but this has not ...
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Computer will not boot from disc drive unless HDD is disconnected

I'm trying to fix a HP dc7600 desktop for a friend. It had Windows XP installed, but he had lost the password and didn't particularly need any of the installed data, so I was tasked with either ...
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How to use losetup to emulate an optical drive that can be a recording target?

On a Linux system, I am intending to convert some audio files (mp3) and write them to an audio CD. Instead of directly writing to an optical disk, I would prefer to somehow redirect the output to an ...
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CD/DVD Drive Inaccessible

My CD drive will spin but will not read the disc. I've tried 3 different discs and 2 different drives. When I go to My Computer to select the drive, I get an error that says "Location not available. ...
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Broken cd drive: how to disable in bios

Recently when starting up my Dell XPS 15 I heard a noise coming from the cd drive as if the inserted cd was hitting something. This resulted immediately in a blue screen of death. Fortunately, I was ...
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Application not found if clicking empty DVD disk icon

Should Windows 8.1 display window to place files if double-clicking CD disk icon? My box does not. It shows absurd "Application not found" message. How to fix?
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Mystery CD Drive

For some reason, I have a mystery CD Drive that appears every time I boot up my computer: I've tried disabling my CD drive (E:) from Device Manager, but CD Drive G: remains. The reason I am ...
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trying to install 3 HDD

so I am trying to install 2 extra HDD drives into a windows XP computer and they install fine and work but when I add the 3rd HDD the CD drive will not show up in the My computer window. so the ...
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Samsung NP355V4C optical drive completely disconnected [closed]

This laptop is less than a year old. It runs Windows 7. Today I found I could not open the DVD drive by pressing the eject button on it. It does not show up in My Computer. I found the manual ...
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CD-DVD drive doesn't read xp setup disc?

Whan I inserted a win xp setup cd into a cd-dvd drive - it constantly creates a sounds like it trying to read the disc, but - without success. The same happens with MS Office setup disc. I ...
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How do I track down my autostart issue?

My auto start stopped working some time ago. I'm sure it was caused by some software conflict, but I'm at a loss to try and track down which one. Any suggestions are welcomed. I'm running Windows7 ...