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Solved: Optical Drive not Being Recognised in Windows 8 Pro

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by nitrous123, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. nitrous123

    nitrous123 Thread Starter

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    Spec:
    OS: Windows 8 Pro 64bit
    intel i5 2500k 3.6Ghz
    GPU: GTX 570 Gainward
    OS SSD: intel 520 120GB
    HDD: Samsung F3 1tb
    Optical Drive: LG BH10LS38
    Ram: Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 4x2 (8GB)

    Hi Tech Guys,
    I recently installed Windows 8 Pro running a clean install removing Windows 7 Ultimate from my PC.
    On my previous OS my LG BH10LS38 Blu Ray drive was working fine.
    But now I have installed windows 8 I can no longer play DVDs, Blu Rays or any discs at all.
    I have checked device manager and it does not display in the list nor is there a exclamation mark showing device errors.
    I have checked my Bios and it appears the settings for Sata CD/Drive were set to Auto but then i changed it to Auto.
    Same issue still remains. And when I open my Blu Ray drive it then closes again by it self, as if someone would of pressed the eject to close the drive.
    So I tried inserting a disc to see whether it would play, I have had no response from the PC. It does not autoplay or prompt for new hardware.
    I read other forums saying to try installing the windows media center pack, I used my free code and I have had no success.
    I'm pretty stumped I hope someone can help me thanks
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Sorry you have waited a little while for a reply
    I have taken the motherboard spec from your computer spec as you do not list it in your post

    presuming it is correct
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3892#dl

    and please do check - have you installed the recent drivers for the Intel Rapid Storage driver tech and THE HOTFIX for the same
    Also some people have had success by disabling the intel management engine.
     
  3. nitrous123

    nitrous123 Thread Starter

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    Sorry I have resolved the issue now I unplugged the Sata and it was lose i think i'll have to get a another sata cable that is more secure thanks any way
     
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