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DVD/CD drive not being recognised by BIOS


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Folks,

 

I have a intermittent problem with a DVD drive that sometimes and lately more often then before; is simply NOT showing up on my system as a device. I have a Asus board (ASUS P7H55D-M Evo LGA1156 mATX H55 DDR3 PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI HDMI DVI VGA eSATA Motherboard) and from time to time after a reboot I do not have my DVD/CD available. it's a LG super-multi lightscribe DVD drive. If I re-re-reboot then the drive will be picked up... but lately it's been harder to get it recognised. I was under the impression it was a Win-7-64bit issue but noticed that when looking into the devices in the BIOS, it's simply not showing.

 

Tried changing cables (SATA and Power)[i've put it on a seperate power line, still no change]

Tried different SATA port ( 2 to 3 to 5)

Tried fiddling with the connectors again and noticed that if I cut power to the drive and plug it back in, then its recognised by the BIOS.

Tried different settings in the BIOS, but put everything back the way it was.

 

 

I have searched the WEB, but since it's at the BIOS level that the drive is not being recognised...I am at a lost.

 

Any clues folks?

 

Thank you for the help.

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I wonder if the problem is the drive itself. Can you try installing it in another PC and see if it is a problem being detected there?

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Guest no-control

Sounds to me like the controller on the optical is overheating. Might be time to buy a replacement. I agree with CSK move it to another box if it does the same thing, start shopping.

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My box is water cooled so the air temp is very low (cool), it could be the drive itself, I only paid $20.00 for it (on sale) but I find it weird that it would be dying...

 

I'll try to put it in another box and see if that makes a difference... else I'll go shopping and spend a bit more...

 

Thank's for the second opinion, I appreciate.

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I had a similar issue a couple months ago and I went with an external option. Now I have a portable DVD drive to use on others peoples machines when they need me to work on them. This was a great option for me as I rarely use the DVD drives in my machines.

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