Windows 10: DVD-RW drive stopped working

Discus and support DVD-RW drive stopped working in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I think windows updates, Caused my base system device & PCI serial port drivers to disappear. Well I have fixed that. I think but now my DVD-RW dive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by stevenpoff1, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. DVD-RW drive stopped working


    I think windows updates, Caused my base system device & PCI serial port drivers to disappear. Well I have fixed that. I think but now my DVD-RW dive is not working right. It shows up in file explorer and the files on the disc will show up but it will not actually play the disc and now it will not burn a disc either.

    :)
     
    stevenpoff1, Oct 29, 2020
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  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 stopped working :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 stopped working :confused:
     
    surfsk8snow.jah, Oct 29, 2020
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  3. CD/DVD RW Drive not recognised

    Hi all.

    I have an Acer laptop with built in DVD/CD RW drive, running Win 10

    For some reason, the laptop has stopped recognising it.

    When I put a disc in it whirs, spins and clicks as usual as if it were reading it normally, then stops.

    Have gone through all the usual checks and I note that its not even listed under devices, in fact, there is no option for CD/DVD drives even listed to expand under

    I have even gone as far as to return the laptop to factory settings and still no luck.

    Can anyone suggest a fix (in laymans terms LOL)
     
    SniperShot, Oct 29, 2020
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  4. DVD-RW drive stopped working

    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 29, 2020
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