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Solved: DVD drive not recognized by Windows, but works fine in Linux.

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  1. SlickStretch

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    Hey guys. I have a Lenovo G570 laptop dual-booting Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Xubuntu 15.04.

    Just a few hours ago, Windows stopped recognizing my DVD drive. It's as if it's not connected at all. However, when I boot into Xubuntu, the drive works just fine.

    I looked on Lenovo's website, but could not find any drivers for the DVD drive.

    How do I go about troubleshooting this?
     
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    Seeing as that's the first page that comes up with a search, I already looked there. But they talk about a DVD drive that shows up in Device Manager with a yellow exclamation mark. Mine doesn't show up in Device Manager at all.

    No matter. I reinstalled Windows. Now it's working fine.
     
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    Sorry you didn't say what you had tried so I just posted the usual guide that addresses most issues. Glad you got it sorted out.
     
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