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No DVD ROM in Windows 8

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:38 am
by Ed Smith
I installed the Windows 8 Pro 64-bit OEM full version from newegg.

After installing, there is no DVD ROM in Computer. It just shows my hard
drive. Put in a disc and nothing.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Thanks,
Ed.


Re: No DVD ROM in Windows 8

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:16 am
by skipro
Win 7 only shows DVD/CD drives when disk is in. If you have placed a
functioning disk it it, it appears that your drive is not being recognized.
First test cables and cable connections, best by swapping cables and
changing ports. If that does not work, swap drive out and replace or try it
in another computer. Make sure you have a functioning disk in it for all
tests. Another option is to dual boot XP and try it in that OS.

"Ed." wrote in message news:4077@public.tech.misc...

I installed the Windows 8 Pro 64-bit OEM full version from newegg.

After installing, there is no DVD ROM in Computer. It just shows my hard
drive. Put in a disc and nothing.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Thanks,
Ed.


Re: No DVD ROM in Windows 8

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:18 am
by TeraByte Support(PP)
I remember reading something about that, but don't remember the exact details. I think it was caused by a BIOS problem. You might check for a BIOS update for your board.

Re: No DVD ROM in Windows 8

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:47 am
by DrTeeth
On Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:16:06 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
"skipro" disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Win 7 only shows DVD/CD drives when disk is in.

This is a user configurable setting, I have mine showing when empty.

One of the most common software reasons for not seeing the DVD is a
problem with registry keys - unusual on a vanilla install but I had
some strange issues with my Win 8 install here too.

Google "dvd drive high filters" for more info.
--

Cheers

DrT
______________________________
We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
our lives; but we can always choose whether or not
to dance in the puddles (Jewish proverb).

Re: No DVD ROM in Windows 8

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:15 pm
by mjnelson99
My DVD drive does show up in Win 7 X64 when there is no disk
in the drive. I doubt if Win 8 is different.

One thing I would try is to disconnect the drive, check how
it is pinned and what the connecting cable looks like,
reboot with it disconnected, Shut down. Reconnect. Reboot.

I presume you were able to access the drive in the first
place in order to install Win 8?
Mary

On 12/15/2012 11:16 AM, skipro wrote:
> Win 7 only shows DVD/CD drives when disk is in. If you have placed a
> functioning disk it it, it appears that your drive is not being recognized.
> First test cables and cable connections, best by swapping cables and
> changing ports. If that does not work, swap drive out and replace or try it
> in another computer. Make sure you have a functioning disk in it for all
> tests. Another option is to dual boot XP and try it in that OS.
>
> "Ed." wrote in message news:4077@public.tech.misc...
>
> I installed the Windows 8 Pro 64-bit OEM full version from newegg.
>
> After installing, there is no DVD ROM in Computer. It just shows my hard
> drive. Put in a disc and nothing.
>
> Has anyone else had this problem?
>
> Thanks,
> Ed.
>
>

Re: No DVD ROM in Windows 8

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:13 pm
by Ed Smith
When I boot Win7 all is find and my DVD-ROM shows and works reading disc,
etc.

It's after I did a clean install of Win8, it don't appear anywhere with or
without a disc in it.
Thanks,
Ed.

"skipro" wrote in message news:4080@public.tech.misc...

Win 7 only shows DVD/CD drives when disk is in. If you have placed a
functioning disk it it, it appears that your drive is not being recognized.
First test cables and cable connections, best by swapping cables and
changing ports. If that does not work, swap drive out and replace or try it
in another computer. Make sure you have a functioning disk in it for all
tests. Another option is to dual boot XP and try it in that OS.

"Ed." wrote in message news:4077@public.tech.misc...

I installed the Windows 8 Pro 64-bit OEM full version from newegg.

After installing, there is no DVD ROM in Computer. It just shows my hard
drive. Put in a disc and nothing.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Thanks,
Ed.


Re: No DVD ROM in Windows 8

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:15 pm
by Ed Smith
Thanks for the reply. I can't get a BIOS update as it's an Abit AB9 Pro
board and they don't have a website any more.

"TeraByte Support (PP)" wrote in message news:4081@public.tech.misc...

I remember reading something about that, but don't remember the exact
details. I think it was caused by a BIOS problem. You might check for a BIOS
update for your board.


Re: No DVD ROM in Windows 8

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:17 pm
by Ed Smith
Yes was able to access it to install Win8. I dual boot with Bare Metal 1.13
and when in Win7 it shows and works fine.

Thanks for the reply,
Ed.

"mjnelson99" wrote in message news:4089@public.tech.misc...

My DVD drive does show up in Win 7 X64 when there is no disk
in the drive. I doubt if Win 8 is different.

One thing I would try is to disconnect the drive, check how
it is pinned and what the connecting cable looks like,
reboot with it disconnected, Shut down. Reconnect. Reboot.

I presume you were able to access the drive in the first
place in order to install Win 8?
Mary

On 12/15/2012 11:16 AM, skipro wrote:
> Win 7 only shows DVD/CD drives when disk is in. If you have placed a
> functioning disk it it, it appears that your drive is not being
> recognized.
> First test cables and cable connections, best by swapping cables and
> changing ports. If that does not work, swap drive out and replace or try
> it
> in another computer. Make sure you have a functioning disk in it for all
> tests. Another option is to dual boot XP and try it in that OS.
>
> "Ed." wrote in message news:4077@public.tech.misc...
>
> I installed the Windows 8 Pro 64-bit OEM full version from newegg.
>
> After installing, there is no DVD ROM in Computer. It just shows my hard
> drive. Put in a disc and nothing.
>
> Has anyone else had this problem?
>
> Thanks,
> Ed.
>
>


Re: No DVD ROM in Windows 8

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:02 am
by DrTeeth
On Sat, 15 Dec 2012 16:13:00 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
"Ed." disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>When I boot Win7 all is find and my DVD-ROM shows and works reading disc,
>etc.
>
>It's after I did a clean install of Win8, it don't appear anywhere with or
>without a disc in it.

I had a corruption issue with a vanilla install of Win 8. One of the
symptoms being I could not change the desktop. I had to run sfc
/scannow (which dumps a large folder or two on the drive) to fix it.
May help you.
--

Cheers

DrT
______________________________
We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
our lives; but we can always choose whether or not
to dance in the puddles (Jewish proverb).

Re: No DVD ROM in Windows 8

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:12 pm
by Ed Smith
Thanks but I solved the problem. I searched around in the Microsoft Forums.
I found many had the same problem. Most them solved it by changing the SATA
port that the DVD Drive was on. In my case I changed it from #4 to #6 thus
leaving #4 and #5 empty. I have a hard drive on each of #1, #2 and #3.

Don't know why it made it work in Win8. It still works too in Win7.

In the forums they said something about Win8 looks for the DVD Drive as a
Slave. Changing from Slave to Master makes it work. I would think that
applied to IDE drives and SATA drives. But I changed mine around as I said
above and it now works and shows up in Computer.

Thanks again for your help,
Ed.

"DrTeeth" wrote in message news:4099@public.tech.misc...

On Sat, 15 Dec 2012 16:13:00 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
"Ed."

disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>When I boot Win7 all is find and my DVD-ROM shows and works reading disc,
>etc.
>
>It's after I did a clean install of Win8, it don't appear anywhere with or
>without a disc in it.

I had a corruption issue with a vanilla install of Win 8. One of the
symptoms being I could not change the desktop. I had to run sfc
/scannow (which dumps a large folder or two on the drive) to fix it.
May help you.
--

Cheers

DrT
______________________________
We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
our lives; but we can always choose whether or not
to dance in the puddles (Jewish proverb).