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Old 05-08-2006, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default windows not recognizing dvd/cd RW

windows isn't recognizing when i insert a disc, whether it be data, music or a blank cd.

i'm trying to burn a cd from itunes, and it tells me that there is no software or disc drive found.

i'm pretty sure it's not the drive, because i can reboot into linux and everything works just fine.

it's just weird, it worked just fine yesterday, and now nothing

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Old 05-08-2006, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try unistalling your ide drivers
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i didn't get much out of that link, and i couldnt find the drivers for my drive so i just did a windows repair, everything works now. thanks for replying
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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when you go to the device manager, right click the ide drive, click uninstall and then reboot, windows will reinstall it for you.
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