Losing one dvd drive.

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keesu1

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Hi, I have two dvd drives on my system but sometimes when I boot up it only shows one of them ( the same one ). If it put the windows 8 disk in the player that's missing, I just click go to windows 8 and when loaded it shows both drives. It only does this every so often. They both show in the bios. Any ideas. Thanks.
 
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Check Disk Manager to make sure that you don't have them both assigned the same drive letter, or have a "network" drive using the same drive letter as what is assigned to the DVD drive.

You can reassign letters by clicking on the drive (in Disk Manager) and choosing to reassign it.
 

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Thanks for your reply. The drives are shown as 'D' and 'E' , which were ok when I was running windows 7 and as I stated the d drive shows as normal if I put the windows 8 disk in this drive and start windows 8 from repair disk. Also it seems to happen if there is an upgrade or something . In other words it doesn't feel solid.
 

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Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab - make sure 'Hide empty drives in the Computer folder' is not selected.

By the way, you are talking about the Computer folder, right?
 

keesu1

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Thanks ,i am talking about the computer link ( showing hard drives and dvd drives ), but the 'hide empty drives' is not selected
 
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