DVD Player not working

November 10, 2009 at 09:45:50
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi, recently i formated my pc, and everything
was fine after i got the drivers installed, and
fixed my gpu problem, but now i got another
which is my dvd player, it opens and gets
power but it doesnt read any dvd's and it
doesnt show in my computer, now i dont know
if dvd players have drivers to make them work
but i know that i havent installed anything for it
yet cause this pc was bought second hand
and never got a cd for the dvd player.

i went searching the net for possible "Drivers"
but the problem is that i need to know the
brand of my dvd player, which is not shown on
the front side of the dvd player and i cant see
inside cause my cd player in basically right
under it ( cant take it out myself to see :P )

Is this a driver problem or is my dvd player
broken? also if its driver related, will there be
any other way to find out my dvd players brand
without taking the hole thing out?

thnx :)

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November 10, 2009 at 10:34:36
Enter the bios and check that the dvd is detected. If it is not, select add drive and follow the install instructions.

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November 10, 2009 at 10:56:50
Looked through my bios and couldnt find anything related to the
dvd player, i might have been in the wrong place though so could
you explain where to find these options? as in showing if its
detected or not, ect....

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November 10, 2009 at 11:10:11
You don't need to install drivers for an optical drive...they're included in the OS. But the drive has to show up in the BIOS. If the BIOS doesn't recognize it, neither will Windows. Did you change anything inside the case?

"could you explain where to find these options?"

It would be listed under the 1st menu option:


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November 11, 2009 at 04:57:00
Sorry its taken me so long to reply.

I looked at that picture you linked, found it in the bios but from there i dont know where to look or what to do, i've never had a dvd player that was not working after just plugging it in.

so where do i go from this? cause as soon as i get into the bios and do anything else but oc things a bit, i start getting confused :P

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