Need Driver

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  1. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

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    I am in need of a DVD driver for Win 10/64 v. 20H2. Upgraded to Win 10 from Win 7 and of course my DVD no longer works. I tried downloading driver ( Optiarc DVD RW AD 7260S ) and installing via Comparability Mode. Did not work. This is a bad deal as I have a number of games I would like to load that are on DVD. Any ideas?
     
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    It should just use the generic Microsoft driver I would think. Do you have any other devices that are disabled? Maybe an IDE controller or something?
     
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    @ Jack...I had OS look for a update to driver and it found none. No other devices disabled. Any other thoughts? Thanks
    @ hawki I got warnings about the site from both Malwarebytes Browser Guard and BlackFog so I backed off. Any thoughts? Thanks
     
  5. Rules

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    As it seems that no driver is available for win10 20h2, @hawki link deserve just a txt file when downloaded, other site return me the same file, so you could try this, but i don't know if it will work, meanwhile it's not harmful for your OS :

    1- Reinstall Windows 7:eek:
    2- download double driver : https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/double_driver.html
    3-install-it (portable version i think, sorry can't test because am on Debian)
    4-Plug your DVD, and backup the driver on a external storage
    5-Install or upgrade to W10
    6-plug your dvd and go to device manager, you should have yellow icon from your dvd as it doesn't work, so right click properties and manually update the driver by pointing the folder's driver previously backed up.

    rules.

    PS : MAYBE you've to tweak the *.ini file
     
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  6. Rainwalker

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    Thanks Rules for taking the time, but reinstalling 7 is something I can not bring myself to do. I am not understanding why MS has done this to us. Really bad!
     
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    You don't have a person near you with W7, you can do this on any W7 machine's

    Rules.
     
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    I am running an 11 year old laptop that started with Vista and has had 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. It has an Optiarc DVD RW AD-7561S and it has worked with all of them. I know it's not the exact same part number but I also don't think this is a hopeless situation. It currently has the latest Windows 10 20H2 x64 version. Have you tried uninstalling the device in Device Manager and then scanning for new hardware or rebooting? I feel that something went wrong during the upgrade but couldn't tell you what at this point.
     
  9. Rainwalker

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    Yes, In the beginning I did the uninstall,reboot install thing. Also let windows look for driver via Windows Update. This is a frustrating situation.
     
  10. Rules

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    also you could try this :

    Windows + R or run
    Enter regedit
    Look for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    Right pane select UpperFilters and delete
    If you don't have this key look for LowerFilters and delete
    Restart computer to take effect.

    Rules.
     
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