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Old 11-28-2007, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My optical drive (Samsung SH-182M) disappears from my computer/device manger after I wake my comp up from sleep/hibernate/lock
therefore I need a restart if I want to use it
any ideas whats causing the problem?

some general info:
Vista Home Premium 32 bit
2GB GSkill
E6300 - 2.8
8800 GTS
X-FI sound

think bios update will fix this?
if so which version should I use? latest one or 2403? 2004?

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Old 11-28-2007, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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BIOS upgrade may or may not solve the problem, but for a quick fix. just go to hardware profile, and right click computer name, select (scan for changes). and it will bring out your optical drive

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Old 11-28-2007, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if hardware profile = device manger then no... it doesn't work
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It could be a vista driver fault

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Old 11-28-2007, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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just may be
need that service pack lol

any suggestions for a SATA optical?
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