DVD Drives not working
Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:31 PM
When I tried to fix this problem last April I checked the filter drivers, uninstalled Daemon Tools and SPTD, installed Virtualbox in Windows 7 and made an XP Vbox which could access the drives just fine, installed a fresh copy of Win7 into a VHD which also had no problems accessing the drives, uninstalled Avira Antivir, disabled Windows CD Burning, disabled Windows Seach, run the MS Fixit and I dare say a few other things that I've forgotten about. I never thought that the trickiest problem I'd have with Windows 7 would be getting my DVDdrives to work, so if anyone can help me get this sorted out I'd be a very happy man.
I've just restored a fairly-new Win7 x64 Ultimate and that exhibits the problem. I don't have anything like Daemon Tools installed on this, just Avira (which I've tried disabling Guard for), Comodo Firewall, Classic Shell, Virtualbox, ATI Catalyst and 7-Zip. I've disabled a few services (including Windows Search in case that was trying to index the DVDs) and set some others to manual. I haven't installed most of the Windows updates yet in case one of those was causing it (clearly not, but they didn't fix it either in my existing Win7).
I've recently built a Portable Win7 following wimb's guide here http://reboot.pro/9830/ and if I boot from that VHD, the DVD drives work fine, so it's not a hardware fault or incompatibility with Win7. I think there's probably more services disabled in that than my normal Win7. Is there an easy way to make a list of running, manual and disabled services so that I can compare between the two?
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:08 PM
Turns out the problem is Classic Shell I tried installing that in my VHD and straight away the DVD drives started malfunctioning. Uninstalled it and they were fine again. Booted into my normal Win7 and uninstalled it and after rebooting the drives are fine there as well.
I really hope the authors can fix this bug, as I don't know if I can cope with Win7 without it. It's always been the first thing I've installed (hence why I've always had this problem with my drives!).
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:44 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:57 PM
Never had any problems with CS 2.8.3 on win7 32Bit.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:01 AM
Guess it must just be a compatibility issue with CS and my hardware.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:34 AM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:59 PM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:00 PM
Sounds much more likely.
However, even with your settings and a reboot. Still no problem here.
Seems like you will have a hard time convincing the programers to fix this, if you're the only one experiencing it.
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