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Solved: CD/DVD drive not found

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by HazzMatt77, Nov 15, 2006.

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  1. HazzMatt77

    HazzMatt77 Thread Starter

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    For some reason my drive doesn't show up in My Computer. Not sure if it had something to do with deamon tools which I uninstalled. Even the virtual drive had disappeared. I had also removed the windows component Sonic DVD and CD burning. I thought that might have something to do with it so I tried to get it back and it says I need "AuthorScript.dll" which I can't find. I went to device manager to possibly update/rollback the drive driver but that doesn't work either. Infact I can't find a driver for it on Hitachi's website.

    The device is hl-dt-st cdrw/dvd combo gcc4244
    OS is Windows XP media center
     
  2. schusterjo

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    Have you tried unplugging the IDE cable,boot the computer,turn the computer off,plug the drive back in and boot the computer.
     
  3. HazzMatt77

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    Oops, forgot to mention it's a laptop. Also the drive light comes on even when I put a cd in but no way to open it. I mean open and explore the cd.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Fix for missing DVD/CD drives.

    Create a text file with NOTEPAD containing the following data exactly as below and name it FIXCD.REG
    You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
    1)Filename : fixcd.reg
    2)Save as type: all files
    3)Encoding: ANSI
    If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be fixcd.reg.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result

    Double click on the file and say yes to the merge into registry question.

    ----------------------- Use text after this line, contents of FIXCD.REG -----------------------------
    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
    "UpperFilters"=-
    "LowerFilters"=-

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]
    ------------------------------ Use text before this line --------------------------------
     
  5. HazzMatt77

    HazzMatt77 Thread Starter

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    very good, worked fine. thank you.
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the upper right of the screen.
     
  7. supecoop

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    Thanks a lot. When I found your solution, I tried everything else first before entering this into the registry. But nothing else worked and this entry worked immediately (don't forget to restart).
     
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