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dvd rewriter not recognized

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mishenkler, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. mishenkler

    mishenkler Thread Starter

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    Cd/dvd appears to be working but when a cd is installed a message is received to install a cd so it is not possible to install any software from a cd as it does not appear to recognize that a cd is already installed
     
  2. unbidden

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    Was the drive working previous to this problem?
    Does the drive recognize any cd or dvd's, i.e. store bought shrink rapped?
    Some things to try:
    System Restore.
    Remove the device from Device Manager and reboot.
    Try a different ribbon cable.
     
  3. unbidden

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    Just noticed this is your second post of the same problem, please delete the previous post.
     
  4. mishenkler

    mishenkler Thread Starter

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    how do you delete a post?
     
  5. Byteman

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    Hi, Welcome to TSG.... I have taken care of (deleted) your other new thread that had no replies. Please continue and use just this thread for this problem.


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  6. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Hi mishenkler, When you can, would you answer the questions asked by unbidden please-
     
  7. mishenkler

    mishenkler Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your suggestions - it turns out it was a problem with the registry
     
  8. ozrom1e

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    Just so everybody knows how did you fix the problem?
     
  9. mishenkler

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    Wound up taking my computer back to the store that configured it for me 2 years ago and their evaluation was a registry problem that they corrected.
     
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