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Old 02-07-2007
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Philips DVD
I installed Vista Home Edition, 32-bit on a Dell PC. My internal DVD drive
does not show up on My Computer. The Device Manager says it is a Philips
DVD+ RW DVD8631 ATA Device with a problem that Windows cannot load the device
driver for this hardware.

The problem is that I cannot find a Vista driver anywhere. Help!
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Old 05-29-2007
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RE: Philips DVD
Hi Martino

You can try to install XP drivers. Before you install them you must set
compatibilitymode for the drivers setup/install to WindowsXP (mouse
rightclick, owership)

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"Martino" wrote:

> I installed Vista Home Edition, 32-bit on a Dell PC. My internal DVD drive
> does not show up on My Computer. The Device Manager says it is a Philips
> DVD+ RW DVD8631 ATA Device with a problem that Windows cannot load the device
> driver for this hardware.
>
> The problem is that I cannot find a Vista driver anywhere. Help!

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Old 02-17-2008
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Re: Philips DVD

Dear Martino,

I have a Dell XPS Dimension desktop which came with a DVD writer,
Philips DVD+ RW DVD8631 ATA Device. I installed Vista Ultimate on this
machine. Similar to your situation the drive was visible in the Device
Manager but not in My Computer. I could not physically open the drive by
pressing the button in front, nor would its LED light up during booting.


I went into the BIOS setup to see whether it was visible there. It was
visible as a PATA drive and the status was ON. Just on a whim, I turned
it OFF and rebooted. To my utter astonishment the drive was visible now
in both Device Manager as well as My Computer! The drive appeared to be
functional.

I went back into the BIOS and turned the drive back ON. It remained
still visible in My Compuetr and functional. I do not understand the
rationale of this behaviour but hope that it works for you too.

When I checked the driver it appears to be a generic one that comes
with Windows (cdrom.sys).

Best Wishes

*Wi_Seeker_*


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