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cd rom drive disapeared?

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  1. Sevenfold`

    Sevenfold` Thread Starter

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    my cd drive disapeard from my computer.. its gone, dosnt show up anywhere. how would I reinstall or make it show up? drivers are updated. i have vista home premieum.
     
  2. nessyguin

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    Reboot ?
     
  3. Elvandil

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    1. Click on START button, the click on RUN.

    2. Enter REGEDIT and press Enter.

    3. When REGEDIT starts, open up the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/
    {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.

    4. After clicking on {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} you should see two settings on the right-hand side:
    "Upperfilters"
    "Lowerfilters"
    Click on each of them, press DELETE and click YES.

    Or you can download this reg file to do the same thing. Failing that, try the CDGone Variant.
     
  4. Broni

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    Couple more options...

    1. http://aumha.org/downloads/cdgone.zip
    or...
    2. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
    You'll see two items:
    - ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
    - ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
    Right click on each of them, and click Uninstal. Confirm.
    Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
     
  5. jakewade

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    hey folks,

    my daughter called ... said she had the same problem. the drive powers up, then stops... can't find it anywhere in the system.
    same instructions for windows xp?

    thanks,

    jake
     
  6. Elvandil

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  7. jakewade

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    thank you for the quick response elvandil!

    jake
     
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