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CD/DVD (Optical) drive not showing up in Windows 8 (OptiPlex 9010)


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CD/DVD (Optical) drive not showing up in Windows 8 (OptiPlex 9010)

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Hi - I just purchased an OptiPlex 9010 desktop and the CD/DVD (optical) drive is not showing up in Windows 8.  Here are the steps I've taken.


  • The drive has power, the CD tray will open.
  • I can boot from optical media and install, but cannot see it in Windows 8
  • I can't find any drivers on the drivers page listed for my system for this
  • ** Hardware manager sees the device, but says it's no longer connected. 
  • Trying to update the driver though hardware manager says that the device has the best driver already.
  • I notice that when configuring a new system, that it says a different drive is needed?  Does that mean this drive will not work w/ Windows 8?..




Device Name: TSST corp DVD=-RW SN-208BB


Also, here is the info from hardware manager:


Device IDE\CdRomTSSTcorp_DVD+-RW_SN-208BB_______________D300____\4&18fa7833&0&0.1.0 was configured.

Driver Name: cdrom.inf
Class GUID: {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Driver Date: 06/21/2006
Driver Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Section: cdrom_install
Driver Rank: 0xFF0004
Matching Device ID: GenCdRom
Outranked Drivers: cdrom.inf:GenCdRom:00FF2000
Device Updated: false




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