Windows 10: DVD-RW drive no located

Discus and support DVD-RW drive no located in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; My WIN 10 can no longer find my subject drive.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Fran1971, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Fran1971 Win User

    DVD-RW drive no located

    My WIN 10 can no longer find my subject drive.

    Fran1971, Mar 30, 2019

  2. SATA DVD-RW Drives

    Hey Guys,

    So, I finally just bought my new rig: EVGA A1 Mobo (w/ 6 SATA Slots), 2 WD Raptors (SATA - Gonna RAID 0 Boot), 4 Seagate 320GB Barracuda's (SATA - Gonna RAID 5 Storage).
    However, I realized I also bought 2 DVD-RW drives, in SATA *Eek! DVD-RW drive no located :eek: not enough SATA ports on the mobo...

    So a couple of questions follow:
    1) Is SATA really faster for DVD-RW drives than IDE?
    2) Is there anyway to Inline/Series the (2) SATA DVD-RW drives, kinda like you do with IDE (Master/Slave)?
    3) Are there any SATA-->IDE reverse adaptors (not the opposite, I know those exist)?
    4) Based on the above answers, should I:
    • a) Get a PCI-E SATA RAID Card to Handle One of the RAID Arrays, and keep the DVD-RW drives as SATA? (although those are dang expensive, AND I don't know where that PCI Card is gonna fit - got an 8800gtx, PCI Slot-Cooler, Wifi card... an extra slot but no room down there)
    • b) Return the DVD-RW SATA drives and get (2) IDE DVD-RW drives?
    • Another option that won't require me spending a lot of money?
    Eesh, I'm kinda stuck on my build if I don't have a CD Drive to read from for Windows Install(I don't have any extra ones sittin around - and I want to install my RAID 5 Storage array right away)

    Suggestions?*Confused DVD-RW drive no located :confused:
    surfsk8snow.jah, Oct 2, 2019
  3. mike s Win User
    DVD-RW Drive

    The type of optical disc should not matter. Bits is bits.

    What software did you use to burn these to disc?

    The situation you describe, sounds like "something" caused your original images to be downsampled/downsized in the process of viewing or sending them to the DVD.

    Suggest you do a binary file compare between the original images and the ones on the DVD.
    mike s, Oct 2, 2019
  4. DVD-RW drive no located

    DVD RW Drive

    Hi Julia,

    Welcome and thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are having a tough time working on the computer.

    Please provide us the following information:

    • What is the make and model of the computer?

    • What is the exact\complete error message?
    Step 1: Try updating the DVD\CD-ROM drives from device manager.

    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Device Manager
    • Expand DVD\CD-ROM drives .

    • Right click on the driver and select
      Update Driver Software.

    • Restart the computer.
    Step 2: I suggest you to check and install if there is any latest firmware update for DVD drive from the computer manufacturer.

    Hope it helps.

    Do update us with the details, we are glad to assist you further.
    Abdul_Malik, Oct 2, 2019

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