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(Solved) - DVD drive issues on Win 8

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  • Started 2 years ago by elyautia
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elyautia
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Hi, I am running windows 8 on a 32 bit machine. When I installed it I lost access to my DVD drive. It seems this a common problem. I have tried a few things including checking the devices settings etc etc but don't know how to get it back. The drive is a lightscribe.
I had the same issue with my new computer but the driver disc seemed to boot itself and fix the problem. I tried the same driver disc in the lightscribe just to see if I could get the boot and nothing happened.
Does this sound like a problem you could fix?

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Go to the DVD drives support site, and see if they have a W8 driver for it.

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elyautia
Posts: 9

I didn't have a DVD/CD-ROM drive option in Device Manager. I have since added a "firewire" with build-in software and it is appearing as a DVD/CD-ROM device. But there is still no DVD/CD-ROM appearing under the Devices with Removable Storage list under "Computer" and I still cant use an auto-boot disc any other from the DVD/CD-ROM drive.

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ronniesonora
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elyautia, try this http://www.intowindows.com/fix.....windows-8/

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elyautia
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Thanks Ronniesonora!

That worked fine! It works now.

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