Learn what to do when Windows® 7 not recognizing DVD drive
Windows 7 system not recognizing the DVD drive? Find out how to solve the problem
Windows 7 is ideal for all kinds of users. This OS not only supports all kinds of hardware devices but would also extract better performance from them. This includes DVD drives. DVDs have become very popular in the recent past because of their usefulness. DVDs can store data about 6 times that of a conventional disk and this is ideal for creating backup of data on to the system. DVDs also support faster data transfer rates and once created the data on your DVD would be safe and secure from all kinds of infections. However, there are some problems that might come up when using DVD drive on your Windows 7 system. These include drive not recognized by the Windows 7 OS. There are many reasons why Windows 7 does not recognize the DVD drive. They include problems with the DVD drivers installed on the system, issues with some of the system files associated with the DVD drivers, malware infections within the system preventing the OS from communicating with the drive and so on. Issues with the DVD drive on your Windows 7 system means that the users would not be able to use the recovery disk or create a backup of data on the hard disk. Symptoms of the problem include error messages when inserting disk into the drive, no response from the drive when disk is inserted and so on.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding the tips to solve issues with DVD drive in Windows 7:
- Remove all malwares
- Check drivers
- Repair/ restore OS
Remove all malwares
Malwares can cause many problems with the working of your Windows 7 system. Malwares cause issues by infecting critical DVD drivers and changing their working characteristics. DVD drive related problems caused by malwares can be resolved by removing the malwares from the system using an updated antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus.
Drivers are the link between the DVD drive and the Windows 7 Operating System. Any issues with the DVD drivers would directly affect the functioning of the drive. If the DVD driver installed on your system is clashing with some other driver, then also the drive would not be recognized. All Windows 7 users facing the DVD drive not recognizing issue are recommended to check the DVD drivers (and other drivers installed on the system) to ensure they are authentic and of the correct type specification. If the drivers are found at fault, then they would have to be replaced with suitable ones to solve the issue.
If some of the system files associated with the functioning of the DVD drivers get corrupted or damaged in some way, then the drive would not be recognized. In such cases, the problem can be only resolved by repairing the Windows 7 OS using the default OS repair tool and if the problem has come up after some changes were made to some system files, then restoring the OS would also get the system files back to proper working state and solve the issue.
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