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    Optical Drive fails to work in Win 10

    Hi everyone,

    Since upgrading to Win 10, my optical drive fails to work. It flashes and spins up when a disk is inserted, but doesn't read files on any disk. I've tried the registry hacks per a Google search, but nothing has worked. The drive shows up in "My Computer" but that's all. Any ideas?

    Thanks, Jim

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    Try uninstalling the drive, re-boot, and let Windows rediscover the drive.

    Joe

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    W10 doesn't supply a DVD codec by default, there's currently an app that supports it. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081704

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    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for your reply, but I believe I've solved this problem on my own. I recently installed a <1TB SSD drive in my desktop PC, and while I had it on the bench, I switched the SATA leads to another terminal. Voila! Drive works perfectly. It must have been a problem with the SATA port.
    Thanks again, Jim


    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Try uninstalling the drive, re-boot, and let Windows rediscover the drive.

    Joe

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    Thanks for your reply, but I believe I've solved this problem on my own. I recently installed a <1TB SSD drive in my desktop PC, and while I had it on the bench, I switched the SATA leads to another terminal. Voila! Drive works perfectly. It must have been a problem with the SATA port.
    Thanks again, Jim

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    Cool, I am glad this worked. It may help another user.

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    Great!! Glad you got it resolved. Thanks for posting backs.

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    It may be a SATA port issue, but I would posit it is Joe's original solution. In switching the ports you forced Windows to retest and reassign the drive just as if you had unplugged and replugged it.

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