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CD-ROM drive disappeared on me

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kylestlb, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. kylestlb

    kylestlb Thread Starter

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    So I am using a computer at work with XP on it, and mistakenly put a DVD-ROM MS Office 2007 disc into the CD-ROM drive (and this computer doesn't even have a DVD-ROM drive, great). Then, I take it out, try to install some other programs that needed to be installed on this computer and the CD-Drive didn't exist under "My Computer". I check device manager, and the only disc drive it finds is the hard drive. I restart, and get a beep error on the boot telling me that it cannot find the 'secondary disk drive'. Is something wrong with the bios? Can I just download drivers from a site?

    Help! :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    kylestlb Thread Starter

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    Kyle: Do a search (top right) through this Hardware Forum for John Will's cure for this problem.
    It's a registry fix that will bring back your CD rom.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Actually, if it doesn't appear in Device Manager, my fix probably won't bring it back. Normally, a missing drive in Device Manager is a hardware issue.
     
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    Yeah, it's not showing up in the BIOS setup. Am I S.O.L.? Do DVD-ROM's usually ruin CD drives?
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Never heard of it happening.

    Check your connections--maybe a coincidence. Look for a flash update for the drive (or current flash to redo it).

    If possible, disconnect the drive, reboot, reconnect, reboot.

    You might even look for a BIOS update.
     
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