Solved: CD Drive stopped working - coincidence ?

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TomLingard

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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
 

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
 

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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bonk

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

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
 

TomLingard

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

TL
 

bonk

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