Saturday, October 08, 2005

Tech Question

This morning, I replaced the old DVD drive on my computer with the spanking new, DVD+/-, dual layer writer from Sony. The jumper setting is on CS select(as it was on the drive I replaced). When I switched the computer on, XP helpfully told me it recognized a new Sony DVD drive through the pop-up on the taskbar. The device manager shows the DVD drive and I'm even able to burn DVDs using Nero. So far so good.

But when I use Windows Explorer or My Computer, the DVD drive is not listed. Auto run CDs I pop in there do not get launched either.

This is just a minor irritation since I'm able to burn DVDs and I do have another CD-ROM drive for reading CDs. But it just seems weird and is driving me crazy. Any ideas?


At 11:06 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

i am no expert. but i had the same problem when i moved my computer from one room to another. i tried the trouble shooting guide on windows explorer and it said "all drives working normally" . then surprisingly i go back to explorer and there it was !!

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

yep, thats exactly what the trouble shooting guide says too. and the fact that i can burn dvds shows it IS working normally. but tried explorer a few times and still not showing up. maybe itll show up after the next reboot... summaava sonnanga when all else fails, reboot!

At 9:31 PM, Blogger Prasanna said...

Open Computer Management from Control Panel ->> Administrative Tools. Select Disk Management in the left hand side panel and check whether your DVD drive is listed there. It should be in this or else it should be in Removable Storage. Check whether a Drive Letter is assigned for it. If not assigned right click your DVD drive and assign a new Drive letter. For more help you can mail me at prasanna(dot)v(AT)Gmail(DOT)com

At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was about to post the same suggestion as Prasanna did. Creating a logical drive might solve the problem.

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