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Old 08-18-2016, 02:47 AM
 
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under device manager I see it listed, but when I open say explorer, I see the H driver with a question mark.

I'm not sure what to do, as I'm trying to run CDs installation and even command prompt says its not there when I type H:
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:52 PM
 
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While you were in device manager, did you try uninstalling and reinstalling the driver for the optical drive?
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:17 PM
 
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yes I did. still didn't work.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:25 PM
 
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Is this a new drive, new computer, OS upgrade or what. IOW, what preceded the problem?

You probably know that new USB CD drives are dirt cheap. Even a USB DVD burner is cheap.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:46 PM
 
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yes I did. still didn't work.
Is this an internal optical drive?
If so, you reinstalled the IDE ATA/ATAPI driver, right?
Can you post a screenshot of device manager showing the correct device was recognized?
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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Is this a new drive, new computer, OS upgrade or what. IOW, what preceded the problem?

You probably know that new USB CD drives are dirt cheap. Even a USB DVD burner is cheap.
new PC, but upgraded to win 10 from windows 7. I just noticed it because I was going to install AoE 3 but the cd never ran or even the .exe file boot up.


I'm probably going to buy a blu ray anyway. this cd player dates back to early 2000s
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:30 PM
 
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its an internal dvd/cdr rom
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:17 PM
 
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ok for whatever reason it now works after I right clicked on the start menu and went into disk management. literally that's all I did. installed AoE 3 and played a bit of it.
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:21 PM
 
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Stupid computers...
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:10 AM
 
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ok for whatever reason it now works after I right clicked on the start menu and went into disk management. literally that's all I did. installed AoE 3 and played a bit of it.
If it disappears again, don't get too worried about it.
My CD drive (Win 10) repeatedly does. I researched but never did find a permanent fix.
After it failing to run, it does if I restart. Pita but it works.
It's almost like I had to remind it that it's supposed to be there
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