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Solved: CD Drive stopped working - coincidence ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TomLingard, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. TomLingard

    TomLingard Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Cd drive seems to have stopped working today. It no longer appears listed in my computer. If you put a disc in (have tried several) the light flickers, drive whirrs but that's it. In device manager trouble shooting I get the message;

    "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware, the drive maybe corrupted or missing. Error 39"

    Have tried unistalling and reinstalling - no good, get a message about an install problem and might not install properly. Tried updating drivers - they are all up to date.

    It might be a coincidence but yesteday I did two things; I had been having another problem so I reseated my graphics card which solved the particular problem and I installed Windows media player 11. The drive was working after I did these things but today nothing.

    Is the drive finished ? Is there anything else I can try ?

    TL
     
  2. bonk

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    Try this


    Download CDgone to your desktop.

    Right click and choose Extract All,
    open folder and double click on cdgone.reg file

    Do Not Click on EditReg.reg file

    Restart your PC
     
  3. TomLingard

    TomLingard Thread Starter

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    Just getting a blank page from that link ?
     
  4. bonk

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    It maybe blocked by an popup blocker ...try the file in my post at the bottom.
     

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  5. TomLingard

    TomLingard Thread Starter

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    Got it this time, do I need to back up regsitry first ?
     
  6. bonk

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    Anytime you work with the registry it is a good practice to backup first.
     
  7. TomLingard

    TomLingard Thread Starter

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    How do I do it in XP ? (back up does not appear in System Tools ?)
     
  8. bonk

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    Get it here

    NTBACKUP.MSI


    Or create a restore point by going Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>Stystem tools>>System Restore

    Click create a restore point name it what you like and click next
     
  9. TomLingard

    TomLingard Thread Starter

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    It has worked. That is fantastic. Thank you very much. Just out of interest, what happened ?

    TL
     
  10. bonk

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    Part of your registry may have got corrupt.....glad your got it working.
     
  11. erico201

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    Just a quick thanks for this great little app! I was having similar problem except I couldn't even open my cd drive. Also, my CPU light was on constantly. After searching with google i found this post and it cured all my problems! THANKS A MILLION!! You guys are awesome!

    Eric:)
     
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