CD ROM drive suddenly stopped working, not much info as to why.

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  1. Posts : 5,829
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2

    IDKAGN said:
    I believe it isn't. And I'm 99% sure it hasn't died.
    That's cool you have the system I don't

    IDKAGN said:
    I actually wanted to reinstall the driver, but I don't want to risk any permanent damage (even though the driver is dead anyway and I can just copy it from the other install of Windows, which actually doesn't seem to have a working CD-ROM driver so maybe I'll boot into Windows 7 setup and see how that goes?). I think that is a good idea.
    Maybe I'm reading this wrong but you can't "copy" drivers. It doesn't work that way. You'll have to get them (mostly downloads) and install them, usually by clicking the .exe file.

    In keeping things simple - Windows 10 (just as Windows 7) has native support for drives - in this case the support comes from the motherboard since you can connect a hardware drive without going through the motherboard. And Window won't install or boot without a drive. And thus why Windows sees them. And since all drives use a base code to be recognized by the motherboard there's the support.

    That said...

    There is the possibility a file got damage. In that case you could simply uninstall the device (DVD drive) through Device Manager - right click the item and click uninstall. Reboot the system. Windows will reinstall the driver and hopefully the issue is resolved. If not things get complicated.

    Let us know.
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  2. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 v20H2 x64
    Thread Starter

    bobkn said:
    I suggest preparing a bootable CD, if you have the means. (Example: disk checking software from a hard drive manufacturere.)

    If you can boot the PC from it, that will prove that it's a Windows issue.
    Yes, I did manage to boot into Windows 7 (Home Premium, x64) setup. I then exited. I highly believe it's a Windows issue. Should I just uninstall the driver then restart?

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    sygnus21 said:
    Maybe I'm reading this wrong
    You weren't. Guess that's why nothing happened.
    sygnus21 said:
    In keeping things simple - Windows 10... ...motherboard there's the support.
    Alright, thanks for explaining.
    There is the possibility a file got damage... ...If not things get complicated.[/QUOTE]
    I kinda have nothing to lose as the driver is dead anyway, so I'll be doing that. Thanks!
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  3. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 v20H2 x64
    Thread Starter

    No luck. After trying a couple of times, the driver has the same error when it's reinstalled. It's almost like nothing happened.
    CD ROM drive suddenly stopped working, not much info as to why.-devcmgr.png
    (this image was taken after reinstalling it for the second time, I uninstalled it via device manager and restarted my computer.)
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