On Wed, 13 Sep 2006 06:08:04 -0500, "Michael D"
>Try this http://support.microsoft.com/default...en-us%3B314060
>"Loaner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Thanks, for your help. I tried what you said by putting the DVD in the
>> and restarting . The drive is detected in the middle of restarting because
>> will be asked to "PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD OR DVD' If I press a key I
>> taken to the DVD, however whenever the computer is restarted, there is no
>> sign of the Drive in My Computer or Device Manager.
>> I have all the latest updates from Windows Update.
>> "James" wrote:
>>> I have a very similar problem. My DVD Drive is detected though. I put ANY
>>> disk in and it spins the drive but then the whole computer crashes and
>>> not come back at all. So I restart my computer and load Vista and my
>>> is gone (not showing in My Computer or Device Manager). So I restart the
>>> computer again and load vista and it is back. Try and load a disc again
>>> crashes and the same thing happens.
>>> <DIV>"Loaner" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> RC 1 today and everything works fine except one thing. I am
>>> > unable to locate my DVD ROM. I've put different DVD's into the Drive
>>> > and
>>> > nothing detected. I went to Drvice Manager and nothing.
>>> > I have a Gateway 610 XL Media center PC with 200 GB HD, 2 GB of RAM ,
>>> > Pentium 4, 3.0MHZ Processor with 800MHz FSB
>>> > Please Help
>>> > Thanks
>>> > --
>>> > Loaner
This method works whether one has burner software installed or not.
I had no such software installed when my DVD driive went missing from
I had left the PrintShop 20 Deluxe DVD in the drive over night, and
when I went to use a DVD the next morning, I was unable to eject it
from within Vista RC2 (Build 5744). In fact, the drive didn't show up
in Vista. This seems to be an ongoing problem if a disk is left in
the drive for more than a few hours.
My drive is a "Mat****a DVD/CD -R UJ846". Actually, it is a normal 8x
Dual-Layer DVD recorder/reader, as found in the Intel iMac 17"
I had to reboot into OS X to eject the DVD, then boot back into Vista.
This failed to bring back the DVD drive in Vista, however.
I followed the advice contained in the Microsoft article you posted,
and it worked like a charm, returning my DVD drive back to the
Desktop. Removing this key also seems to have the effect of keeping
the drive from disappearing in the future.
Perhaps Microsoft should remove this key entirely in the next
iteration of Vista (hopefully that iteration will be the RTM).
By the way, in the Registry entry for the DVD drive, there is NO
"Lower Limit" key, only the "Upper Limit" key. Snipping it out seems
to be a great solution for an ugly problem, and it seems to have no
other effects than causing the correct driver to be reinstalled.
Trying to uninstall the driver in Device Manager has no effect, by the
way (other than to reinstall a faulty driver when you reboot). It
must be getting corrupted somehow when I leave a disk in the drive for
any substantial length of time.)
Only the method you pointed out works for me.