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\015 My toshiba tecra a8 has suddenly stopped recognising the existance of the dvd rma\015

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Hi there. There may not be anything wrong it. CD/DVD drives use Class Filters, instead of the usual drivers that we would associate most computer hardware with. These are installed when the Operating System is setup, as Class Filters only add functionality of the drive with the Operating System. They are also available from the motherboard manufacturer's website, (these are known as Motherboard Drivers and Chipset Drivers). They can also be obtained via the Toshiba website here:
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\015\012http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=UK
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\015\012All you need to do, is select your notebook type and model. Then scroll down till you find either the DVD_RAM driver and/or Chipset Driver that go with your Operating System. Download them and install. This should correct the problem.
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