Hardware Drivers :: Add Different Driver To Dvd / Cd Rom Drives?
Sep 15, 2014
ASUS X55C notebook I had windows 8.1 installed and my comp stop reading blue rays, so I called tech support. they told me to mail it in. they change my HDD cause a bad sector and installed normal windows 8 but changed my dvd/cd rom drive to matshita dvd ram. I use to have matshita dvd ram UJ8A0AS and it did play blue rays. now i'm calling back and they are trying to tell me that my model doesn't play BR's. that's the reason why I bought my computer. their call center verified all that. so can I add that driver to my device manager.
I'm currently testing Windows 8 To Go in a enterprise environment. I have some of the officially certified 64GB Kingston Workspace drives, Kingston DataTraveler Workspace 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - 1 Pack - Newegg.com, and they work fine but at $129 per USB they are too expensive to purchase that many right now (And these are the cheapest official option currently). I am now looking to find some other cheaper models of 64GB USB 3.0 drives that have their RMB set to Fixed (so they appear to Windows at a Fixed disk instead of a removable disk).
I've contacted a few USB manufactures and they have been less than useful at even understanding what the RMB setting is, and then on which of their own drives they may have switched it to fixed on. Sandisk actually switched all their USB drives over to appear as Fixed drives last year, and then they switched them all back to appear are removable again, so if you order a SanDisk USB drive in the past few months, it's a bit of a crap shoot in terms of what you get. I tried to order a few different ones but have not yet found a 64GB USB 3.0 USB drive that appears as fixed, except for the expensive WTG certified USB Drives.
Any other regular 64GB USB 3.0 USB drive's that are configured to be fixed drives in Windows?
I like to keep a whole bunch of USB Flash Drives around for bootable Windows media, recovery, etc. I have a bunch of Patriot Xporter XTs and these were really fast and cheap drives. I can't seem to find them as cheap as I used to because they are discontinued.
All of the 2014 roundups compare USB 3 drives, but I haven't had much luck installing Windows from USB 3 drives even on USB 2 controllers.
I am currently running Windows 8 64 bit and when I go to "My Computer" it is only showing my C: drive. I know my other drives (internal, external and dvd) are working because I can enter the directory name (ie. H: or E:) into the address bar and the content appears. Is there any way to fix this problem so that they show up in "My Computer"?
Just purchase this HornetTek X2-U3 JBOD USB 3.0 (HT-3210U3) - 3.5" DUAL BAY - JBOD - HDD ENCLOSURES
The only reason was because I had a spare 1TB drive and 500GB drive that I wanted to span into one volume, according the product spec it supports JBOD, which from my understanding should allow hard drive spanning, I understand that if one drive goes the data is lost, but that is not a concern of mine as I have numerous backups of my data. The problem is when I try to span 2 disk I get the following error "The operation is not supported by the object"
i have just installed windows 8.1 64Bit on my pc which was originally running windows 7 64Bit I have 2 internal backup drives in addition to my normal boot drive Both these drives have data and worked perfect in Windows 7 but in Windows 8.1 only one shows up When i try to access the one I can see it says drive not accessible Access denied It also shows used space and free space as zero bytes When i know it is at least half full.
Its a 2 terabyte drive same as i the one i cannot see at all I have uninstalled both drives reinstalled them updated every driver possible I have windows 8.1 on a slide in drive as windows 7 When i slide Windows 7 back into the same machine both drives show up no problem.
Its an ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard I am begining to wonder would a Bios update if there still is one available
On my windows 8.1 PC whenever I plug in any USB pen drive the thumbnail for the device is always an image of a Sandisk Cruzer Titanium as is the identity when I go to the safely remove hardware toolbar.
The Sandisk probably was the first pen drive I plugged into the machine when new but surely it should be picking up details of subsequent devices or at the very least showing generic details.
This is what Windows Explorer and Disk Management show.
Drives G, H, I, and L are completely non-existent. When clicking on them, Windows asks to format them. Properties shows 0 bytes Used space/Free space. I need removing these "drives" from Windows Explorer.
I am running Win 8.1 Pro x64. Today I noticed that the "Eject" option from the right-click menu doesn't work for either of my 2 CD-Rom drives, nor for a "virtual" drive - I get the same error message on all 3: "An error occured while ejecting [drive]".
Device Manager shows no errors, and I've tried uninstalling the drives and rebooting, but error persists.
Also, to be clear, it is NOT a physical problem with the drives, as I can open them without a problem through the buttons on the front.
Finally, if for some reason I can't fix this issue, any way to at least just DELETE the "Eject" from the context menu?
I used four drives in my hard-disk. I needed to extend volume for my C drive. So using the Disk management utility I was trying to shrink the drive F (as it was very next to C, as in Disk management). But something happen accidental here. I found that two of my drives E & F went missing after the operation. Also my laptop suddenly restarted (after perform a checking task). I am not sure how this happened and looking for a way to recover the lost partitions as they are seen still exist, including the data.
I was only trying to shrink around 283 mb of volume from a drive with 138 gb, as an experiment basis, to see it work. On that process the drives were lost and those are not shown into my windows now. Using a software EaseUS Partition Master, I could still see the drives still exist as they contain the data as used spaces, and also show the unallocated space of 283 mb but I am not finding a way how could I recover my partition without affecting the data.
My SSD (Intel 60GB) was becoming too small to hold my Windows 8 system partition so I found another use for that SSD and went back to HDD. I transferred whole SSD to HDD with Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013 free, and now the system gladly boots from HDD.
But Windows 8 is somehow still thinking that they are running on SSD. For example "Optimize Drives" (Ex Windows Defragmenter) shows "Solid State Drive" as media type and probably because it can't access TRIM functions, it is unable to defragment the drive, so it is yelling that "Optimization is not available":
How do I convince Windows 8 that they are running from HDD again?
I have tried to remove this disk from "Disk Drives" in Device Manager, also I removed/reinstalled everything under "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and "Storage controllers" without any success.
I'm running windows 8.1 x64. When I insert a usb flash drive into my PC, it takes maybe over 2 minutes before windows "finds" it and has it appear in windows explorer. I have the latest BIOS for my motherboard and I don't think there are any specific usb drivers to install.
I tried all the different ways to install samsung usb driver but I couldn't. I installed samsung kies but didn't recognize the phone as well. i removed it and tried to download the update from windows and I got this message:
Now my Galaxy SII won't be recognized in windows 8. What should i do?
I've just set up a clean system installation (Win 8.1 PRo x64). As a part of it I obviously installed my printer driver. The printer is Lexmark E260d and I use Lexmark Universal Driver downloaded directly from Lexmark's webpage.
My surprise is that after installation I have two such printers available at my system:
- "Lexmark E260" - which is the name I gave during installation,
- "Lexmark International Lexmark E260d" - which is another device appearing as a printer.
Both drivers / devices (?) print correctly yet I can see some differences in their functionality descriptions, when choosing Properties / Hardware. Lexmark E260 device has there "Print queues" only while Lexmark International... device has three types "Printers", "Print queues" and "Universal Serial Bus controllers". Another thing is when I double click on devices icons in "Devices and Printers" window - Lexmark E260 brings well-known list of documents actually being printed and Lexmark International... brings printer configuration dialog allowing to see printing documents, customize printer setting and so on.
Why I have somehow two different printers appearing on my system? Should I remove one of them and which? How can I avoid duplicating devices when installing drivers?
I have dell inspiron laptop and 32 bit windows-8. My laptop has inbuilt webcam and it was working fine. But i installed a new external webcam. And both the webcams stopped working. I tried installing driver software from the driver-DVD of my laptop but it also didnt fix it.
The webcam cannot be used by other softwares like skype.
Last night two updates from MS, KB2919355 & KB2961887 were installed. Today the driver for my Epson R3000 printer was gone. Windows 8/8.1 seems to have a problem with this printer, even though Epson claims it is compatible and provides updated drivers. When I updated from Windows 8 to 8.1, it replaced my Epson drivers is a very basic MS generic driver. I had to manually install the Epson drivers again. That was a pain, and took several attempts. Is there a recommended way to install a driver that works?
I need to reinstall Windows 8 and it tells me that I need to load a driver before the install can begin. How to do that or where to find the driver for my computer (HP ENVY m6 1125-dx). I know for a fact that its my hard disk driver... SATA driver?
I installed Windows 8.1 a few days ago and now I am having problem installing and updating driver software for any hardware. I tried downloading drivers with Windows update which gives error code 8007000d while installing after successfull download while other software updates install fine. Using device manager, it gives a error that windows found the driver but had problem installing it.
And finally, I tried to install it directly using executable but couldn't install. For instance, I tried to install AMD Catalyst software and everything in it installed except the drivers, catalyst control center, hydravision and every application software installed but just not the driver software. I also had problem with bluetooth software. All drivers installed fine when I installed the windows 8.1 but after few days, this problem began and now I am not able to install any of it. P.S. I tried all the measures to solve error 8007000d I found at the internet.
I was installing the AMD beta driver and suddenly, black screen. It somehow restarted and I logged in, but I saw a black screen and after a few seconds, I was thrown back to the login screen. It was the same in safe mode! is there any way to uninstall the driver without a complete wipe? I don't want to start from the beginning again ...
I cannot disable driver signature enforcement I have using CMD, by bcdedit.exe , still not working (bcdedit /set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS & bcdedit /set testsigning on ) even after running CMD as Administrator
Also, i have disable driver signature enforcement by setting ( general-advanced setting- etc) Still no effect
this morning I was playing FIFA 13, charger not plugged in and I noticed there is a performance difference between plugged in and not plugged in. The game was laggy a bit. Then suddenly, my game crash with a black screen first then a pop up yellow exclamation mark warning appears, something about :
Display driver 331.65 has stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
I restart my laptop and shut it down after some time. This afternoon I turn it on back and play FIFA 13 again but this time with the cable plugged in. The game was smooth now and the message earlier didn't appear. So this means I have to plugged in every time I want to play? And why there is a performance difference when plugged in and not plugged in?
I was updating my drivers, and had wanted to update my Synaptics driver. I had removed the older version of Synaptics driver (because I was required to) and wanted to restart. My computer restarts, and I try to install the latest version of the Synaptics driver, it doesn't work. It says "install failed." I have tried multiple times.
when ever i play arma 3 it crashes and brings up a driver error message i fixed this problem before. My friend updated the driver to the latest version but i had to do a computer reset a little bit ago and im not good with computers and dont know which one to get. My graphics card is a intel HD graphics and i have windows 8
Installed 32-bit Win 8.1 onto a Dell D610 (Pentium M 1.86GHz 2GB RAM) and it really works very well. Except for one nagging problem - the 4 left/right click buttons do not work! I have tried several drivers and all give full touch pad functionality (scroll and tap/click) and the keyboard stick works - but both sets of left and right buttons refuse to do anything. All worked with Win 7, so I assume it is a driver problem. I currently have a Logitech USB wireless mouse attached which works fine, but I would like to get the buttons on the laptop functioning.
which is about the network drivers, I am using Intel desktop board dh61ww which has its on board LAN adapter named (Intel gigabit LAN) which uses Intel gigabit network controller driver, When i bought this computer I had no issues used it about 8 months with out any problems, but now its been 10 months of total. Before 6 days some person used my computer and after that i started facing this problem that is after every reboot i have to reinstall my drivers or restore the windows to a point that i saved. I have done fresh windows on this PC(three times) also with deleting and creating new partitions but still it keeps coming up. after shutdown when I login to my windows the task bar haves a red cross on network connections icon and in device manager there's an exclamation mark on network drivers. so i have to waste my time for restoring windows or reinstalling my network drivers.