Normally, on data DVD insertion, a notification appears in the upper right and File Explorer, if open, is updated to show the DVD as D: in the left pane just under my local hard drive (C:).
After ~6-8 data DVD insertions (it varies), I insert the DVD and it "disappears". No notification appears and File Explorer is not updated to show the DVD. At first I thought this was a hardware problem. MS tech support looked at this and couldn't figure anything out.
New info: Once the DVD is inserted and nothing happens, if I go the "Computer" entry on the left of the File Explorer and then double-click the DVD drive in the right pane, bingo, the DVD information appears and the DVD is now shown as D: on the left pane of the File Explorer.
So, the question is, why does Windows 8 stop recognizing that a DVD was inserted? AutoPlay stops running and File Explorer is no longer updated to show the DVD drive.
This happens on both my desktop (Puget Computer ASUS motherboard) and my laptop (HP dv7t-3000).
Note that I have to reboot in order for DVD insertion to work correctly again.
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