Help, D drive is unresponsive

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bevitt88

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My D drive does not work all of the sudden for games or cds. I went through all of the microsoft help and nothing worked. Please help!
 
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Fist of all can you still see the drive in my computer. Does it try to read the disk or stay dormant when you put it in. Have you tried double clicking the disk in my comptuer or are you just waiting for an autorun.
 

bevitt88

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Shows no disk and when i click on the drive it says please insert disk
 
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Go into Device Manager. Is the drive listed as working? If not what is the error message?
 

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Uninstall the drive in Device Manager and reboot to allow Windows to rediscover it. See if that helps.
 
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I havent done it in a while, but there is a brand or brands of cd drives that glitch just like that. It usually happens after a windows patch.

You actually have to go in and edit the registry. Again, I have not done this in a while and am not sure where to point you. But have I have had this issue twice and the only was I was able to fix it was by editing a simple line in the registry and I can almost guarantee thats what you will have to do.

If anyone else has experience with this or knows what I am talking about please post. If not I will research it for you.

What is the brand and model# of your system?

If you bought the drive seperately, what is is the brand and model# of your drive?
 

bevitt88

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Disk drive is stock, My PC is a Dell Dimension 4600. If you or someone else can get more information about that for me I would really appreciate it. Thanks
 
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Yeah, its all coming back now. The computer I had issues with this on was also a Dell, and it seems like it is a Dell issue. I had to fix it at least twice by editing the registery. It had something to do with Window's security updates or from installing certain types of Disk Burning programs like Nero, etc.

My guess is you recently installed a new program for burning CDs (or recently removed one that was installed).


Follow these steps to edit your registry and that should fix your problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=314060

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320553/
 

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Same problem here for a work PC (also dell), though I don't think it's a registry / burner issue. We had a power outage, and the cd drive hasn't worked since.
 
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I'd still try the registry, it only takes a couple minutes. I'd be surprised if an outage/surge only fried your burner and nothing else, but hey computers never cease to amaze me.
 

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well it's not that it's fried, just won't see any discs ;)

But I will try it myself in a few.
 

bevitt88

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I tried it, using guided help, deleted upper and lower filters, restarted, and it still doesnt work.
I hadn't installed or uninstalled any burning software, the drive just quit all the of sudden, seemingly with no reason at all.
 
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