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CD-ROM`s are not working on windows 8 (Boot Camp)

4427 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2013 1:19 AM by Almafuerte RSS
  • rtheb Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    I am running a MacBook Pro 13" i7 Late 2011 and have had no problems with the DVD on the Windows side even before the 5.02 Drivers were released.


    In My Windows 8 Control Panel > Device MANAGER


    The seventh item down is DVD/CD-ROM drives


    Expening this item by clicking the arrow to expand the device clearly shows my DVD as a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-8A8 ATA Device.


    Windows should be showing something if you are using DEVICE MANAGER under the Control Panel in Windows


    In the BootCamp Windows Support Software - BootCamp5.0.5033 you downloaded from Apple


    Locate the BootCamp > Drivers > Apple directory (folder)


    There will be a file there titled AppleODDInstaller64.exe right click this file and select Run as administrator.


    Let us know if this helps.

  • John Whittaker Calculating status...
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    May 25, 2013 12:53 PM (in response to rtheb)

    Agreed and same here, but just to clarify: for me Device Manager is Control Panel > System and Security, under the System heading; otherwise Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers, double click on the computer name, then click the Hardware tab.

  • rtheb Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    I always use View By LARGE ICONS instead of by CATEGORY which is a lot easier for me to use.


    But to each his own!


    So does Windows 8 show your DVD devices or not?

  • John Whittaker Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    May 25, 2013 2:10 PM (in response to rtheb)

    For me, yes, and always did (and everywhere else as well), though we need to know how it is for the OP. I am talking about default Windows system settings.

  • Almafuerte Calculating status...
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    Nov 12, 2013 1:19 AM (in response to FakeFlow)

    I was having same issue here!


    I found this solution:

    If you go to start menu just type Device Manager.

    -Go to View and choose Show hidden devices.

    after I did this my DVD/CD ROM drives appeared and my DVD drive apperead listed as

    OPTIARC DVD RW AD -5690H ATA DEVICE , but greyed out.

    If you click on it you can search for drivers, but Windows says I have the latest required ones.

    Then go to Google and search for drivers of your drive.

    Install , and restart.

    Should be working now!

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