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Lenovo DVD Drive Disabled After Windows 7 Install

Lenovo DVD Drive Disabled After Windows 7 Install

Upgraded hard drive in Lenovo T61P; decided to start fresh with Windows 7 Pro. Windows installed, so DVD drive was working. All of a sudden, driver is not recognized. Device is "HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-U10N ATA Device". It appears on device manager but with the yellow tag; have tried uninstalling, searching for drivers, everything I can think of. Cannot even start over with Windows 7 installation disk because disk spins but then stops and My Computer does not recognize the drive.

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Total answers/comments: 2
Guest [Entry]

"Here is a site that has quite a bit of dicussion on the problem and many possible solutions.

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowscompatibility/thread/cbbfde77-4def-4abb-8dd0-125c6eb9441d"
Guest [Entry]

"I suggest you see what mode your drive controller is in bios, verify the driver in windows matches and is up to date. I have seen where the mass storage/optical drives are not recognised because the controller drivers are wrong/out of date. once updated with the proper version/type uninstalling the cdrom and reinstalling allows it to properly determine.

I have also seen where the windows install broke and your only option is to reinstall windows again.

If the first option did not help you can try booting off of a bootable cd to verify that the drive is working properly. if it is then you can try removing the driver for the cdrom from the driver store. MS Technet article describes how to do so. I normally have to use this kind of procedure for usb hubs/devices when windows confuses the drivers there."