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YIPPIE79
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DVD-RW DRIVER

No driver or driver device found. Just vanished. Will not play dvd's or cd's, and more. a135-4656 with windows vista. Is there a driver download for this or a repair? I can

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: DVD-RW DRIVER

 

Satellite A135-S4656

 

 

Sometimes this Microsoft Fix it, which modifies the registry, helps.

 

   Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can’t read or write media

-Jerry
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YIPPIE79
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Re: DVD-RW DRIVER

tried that already and it didnt work, Also tried a repair zip file from toshiba (worked 1 time) then when I ejected a cd it stopped working again. When I did a reboot for some reason I lost the dvd-rw/cd drive entirely. Now the repair file wont work and there is still no dvd-rw/cd drive

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: DVD-RW DRIVER


tried that already..


You should have told us what you've done at the beginning. Saved us just spinning our wheels.

 


Also tried a repair zip file from toshiba..


Please point us to that file.

 

Open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc), expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, and double-click on the drive. What does Device status have?

-Jerry
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YIPPIE79
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Re: DVD-RW DRIVER

There isn't even an icon for it anymore so I can't check the status (not even on my device manager tab) It's completely gone

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: DVD-RW DRIVER

If Device Manager cannot see a device, that virtually always means the device has failed.

 

The most frequent computer malfunctions occur in optical drives.

-Jerry
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YIPPIE79
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Re: DVD-RW DRIVER

Thanks I appreciate the help. I can throw it into oncoming traffic now!