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Cd-rom disappeared

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blakes7, Aug 4, 2006.

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    Hi! I have an athlon 3000+, asus a7n8x-x mobo, radeon 9200se, 1 gb ddr, wd 80 gb caviar, lite-on cd-rw. I put this system together to replace my current computer when it goes---it's 5 years old. It's been sitting for 5 months, except for a few times I've gone on-line to update windows xp pro and my anti-virus, avg. I fired it up to update, and happened to look in windows explorer, and no cd-rw appears. I went to device manager and saw a yellow check mark next to it. I went to properties and saw this in status---A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alterate device may be providing the functionality. (Code 32). I looked up code 32 at microsoft, after uninstalling the driver several times, rebooting, found new hardware, but same message in device manager, and it says the start type has been set to disabled in registry. It refers to the windows 2000 server resource kit on how to do this, but I just get a run-around in their documentation. What do I do in the registry, and how do I do it? I'm a novice in the registry, basically just know how to bring it up with regedit. Also, are their any ideas what caused this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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