CD/DVD drive not displaying


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Hey does anyone else have a problem with their DVD drive not displaying after putting a DVD or CD in the drive and Can I get some help for it.
 
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Does it display ok before you insert the CD? It might be you don't have the drivers installed for your drive controller. Are there any question marks in device manager?
 
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well if i restart the pc it shows up for a few mins however this is only the case if there is already a dvd inserted when i restart...if i remove the dvd from the device then it disappears, i know that win 7 has that ability....but its when i insert a disk again..it doesn't show up at all, I know that the device is working because I can hear the disk spinning but I don't see it in My Comp.

in device manager the CD rom option disappears
 
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i seem to have fixed it...I updated its firmware to a later version and i got a message in win 7 saying that the hardware installed successfully....

if any1 else has an optiarc DVD AD5540A device then here is the firm ware link
http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/Optiarc-AD-5540A/

download binflash from their website and follow the flashing tutorial they have...
 

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