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Solved TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203P ATA not recognized anymore

January 13, 2013 at 22:02:01
Specs: Windows Vista 64 home premium, 2.664 GHz
hiya I have the Drive added above and upto about 2 months ago it was working fine, since then it's not visible in my computer, I'm running Vista 64 home premium

I've looked in device manager and the DVD/CD-ROM drives section shows the drive so no loose connections but an exclamation triangle orange is over it, I tried to update driver but none found on or offline, I tried to turn off, disconnect drive, restart, shut down, reconnect, restart to hopefully get the system to install it again but no joy

sorry to add all this I just wanted to add all that I have tried so far, what I need is drivers but a search on google only displays sites that list the driver names and no downloads or many sites trying to trick me by saying " download driver here " and I get the sites trying to give me driver detection software instead.

does anyone know where I can get the actual driver from? no 3rd party software just the driver.


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January 13, 2013 at 23:25:46
The driver for all makes and models of optical drives is built in to all versions Windows from XP right up to Windows 8. It's a generic or universal Microsoft driver.

That's why you can't find one on the web - it's not required. Just like you don't need to install a mouse driver, it too is built-in.

Your problem is usually caused by filter entries in the registry which need deleting. Those entries are put there by cd burning or video software which you've installed recently:

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January 14, 2013 at 09:49:50
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thanks for the reply mate, I ran it and laughed it displayed the writer but said device could not be found, I remembered I also had deamon tools installed which is a virtual disc drive used to open image files like .iso , they are handy to have instead of winrar archives which you need to unpack or instead of burning stuff you need onto DVD's

I uninstalled deamon tools lite and also uninstalled the drivers for the real disc drive then rebooted, it detected the real drive and installed the drivers it's now good to use

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