Windows 7, cd dvd issues.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Stranger, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Jodz

    Jodz New Member

    Nov 2, 2009
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    I 'fixed' my problem that was not being able to open the Microsoft Windows 7 DVD (still on Vista). I primed the CD/DVD drive with a CD. The CD opened fine. Then I was able to replace the CD with the Microsoft WIndows 7 DVD and install the program. It's up and running and the CD/DVD seems to be running fine. Have no explanation for the 'cure' but it worked.
    It was interesting to me that the only program I had to delete before the upgrade was iTunes. That struck me a pretty funny considering all the nasty commercials the Apple guys have been running about Windows 7.
  2. Raskolinikoff

    Raskolinikoff New Member

    Oct 31, 2009
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    Easy option

    This issue was taken up with Microsoft Support but they just went through everything I had tried to cure the problem.

    Finally I gave up and took the easy option of installing an IDE DVD R/W drive and it works perfectly. My Blu-ray works with PowerDVD 8 so as long as I don't use it for 'normal' operations I have a solution (of sorts) to this issue of not reading SATA DVD drives.

    I believe cdrom.sys has been rewritten for Windows 7 and it doesn't encompass all SATA drives, perhaps the manufacturers will have to write their firmware to comply.

    Not an ideal method but at least I now have a fully working system again.



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