Ext. DVD suddenly stops being recognised?

  buel 13:46 PM 29 Oct 11
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Hi, I have an external Lieton DVD drive that i have used for over a year. I had an error with a trial version of BlindWrite and now the DVD drive isn't recognised at all. Even when i put a new DVD in there and go to My Computer nothing will show? Please can someone help?

  buel 13:52 PM 29 Oct 11

Ah, and now i have the same problem i had a week ago where i get redirected everytime i click on a link. I ran the various scans and it found them....but now they're back?

  buel 13:55 PM 29 Oct 11

and now, when i've switched the burner off and on, it's recognising it again! Grrrr.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:58 PM 29 Oct 11

Switch off system restore

run your scanners and delete the offenders

reboot and re run the scanners if free switch system restore back on. If the DVD is then missing post back here.

  buel 15:38 PM 29 Oct 11

Hi, I've just checked and, strangely, system restore is not switched on, im 90% sure that it always was. Is this a symptom too?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:03 PM 29 Oct 11

Not sure.

Nasties can hide in system restore and a lot of scanners cannot access the restore file to find them, that's why its best to switch it off to delete the restore file.

DVD Drive may be conflicting with hidden devices

Unplug all USB devices (except mouse / keyboard) Usb device view will show all USB devices, uninstall any shown NOT connected

then plug the drive in again windows should find and reinstall it.

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