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Solved: all cd drives aren't detectable

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nambomb, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. nambomb

    nambomb Thread Starter

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    for some reason none of my cd drives are detectable anymore. this incluedes, my cd-r drive, my dvd player, and my external dvd burner. when i goto Add Hardware in the control panel, a yellow exclamation mark shows up next to each one, and it says that "The driver maybe be corrupted or missing." so i try to update it's driver, but it says it can't update the driver b/c there aren't any newer drivers out. i move my computer around a lot from place to place so maybe it's from that ( such as hitting something hard while i was moving it). its not a virus cause i scanned my computer and nothing came up. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
     
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  3. nambomb

    nambomb Thread Starter

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    yeah i have windows xp
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. Did you recently remove any cd burning software?
     
  5. gotrootdude

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    Restore Missing CD or DVD Drive
    Reports have filtered in that CD or DVD drives will suddenly cease to exist in XP systems. Most often this has been reported in conjunction with program installations and Windows upgrades, but it has also happened for no apparent reason. This tweak will restore the missing drives after a reboot.


    [Start] [Run] [Regedit]
    Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
    Key Name: {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    Value Data: [Delete All Value Data from UpperFilters and LowerFilters]
    Note: Do not delete the Key or the Multi-String Values. Delete only the data values.
    Exit Registry and Reboot
     
  6. nambomb

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    wow thanks a lot guys, it worked!
     
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