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hi i am a complete beginner with computers so please try to use terms that i will understand. I have not long bought a toshiba notebook, it is working very slowly (performance rating is 2.0) i plan on installing ubuntu and have the disk at hand, however when i come to put it into my DVD+RW drive it doesn't respond, and i found that the drive has disappeared, i checked in device manager and it says that it is corrupt or missing (code 39) if anyone ca possibly help me with this i would be most appreciative, thanks :)
 
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You could try this registry fix or it could be the drive has died

Fix for missing DVD/CD drives.

Create a text file with NOTEPAD containing the following data exactly as below and name it FIXCD.REG
You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : fixcd.reg
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be fixcd.reg.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result

Double click on the file and say yes to the merge into registry question.

----------------------- Use text after this line, contents of FIXCD.REG -----------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"UpperFilters"=-
"LowerFilters"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]
------------------------------ Use text before this line --------------------------------
 
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if it is still listed in device manager then click on uninstall - it should then be recognized on reboot.

try and source the drivers from the drives manufacturers website and install them again
 
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biagrin said:
if it is still listed in device manager then click on uninstall - it should then be recognized on reboot.

try and source the drivers from the drives manufacturers website and install them again
You should not need any additional drivers as they are generic in Vista
 

computer dumb001

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bigbear said:
You could try this registry fix or it could be the drive has died

Fix for missing DVD/CD drives.

Create a text file with NOTEPAD containing the following data exactly as below and name it FIXCD.REG
You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : fixcd.reg
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be fixcd.reg.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result

Double click on the file and say yes to the merge into registry question.

----------------------- Use text after this line, contents of FIXCD.REG -----------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"UpperFilters"=-
"LowerFilters"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]
------------------------------ Use text before this line --------------------------------
i have just done everything you told me to do but it still says the driver is corrupt, do you think it has died?
 
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You could try a system restore to an earlier time, if that does not work I suggest taking it back to the store.
 
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