How to get Windows 8 to recognise your DVD Drive

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by jackeyres, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. jackeyres

    jackeyres New Member

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    1) Surf the web for hours and get nowhere, not least when you try the Microsoft Windows 8 forum and they advise you to cut and paste a registry command which doesn't work. At least not for me.

    2) Put your drive's SATA lead in a different socket on the motherboard. You may have to experiment. But it will work!!!
     
  2. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    Is it not recognizing after the install? Have you tried going to the DVD manufacturer's site to grab drivers for the DVD drive? Mine were installed during the Win 8 CP installation. Win 8 has one of the best driver bases of any OS.
     
  3. Drew

    Drew Banned

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    Do you have a driver disc that came w/ the optical drive? If so, run that.

    Drew
     

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