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Solved: Cd/dvd drive problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bangbrosid, Oct 29, 2007.

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  1. bangbrosid

    bangbrosid Thread Starter

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    my computer stopped recognizing my cd and dvdrw drive. When I go into "my computer" it only shows my floppy disk drive. I have windows xp. I want to know if there are any settings I could change? Or why this is happening? thanks alot
     
  2. Elvandil

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    What were you doing that may have caused this? Did you install or uninstall any software or CD-burning programs?

    Are the drives in Device Manager?
     
  3. bangbrosid

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    I am pretty sure I have a virus. But i think the settings were changed somehow. The drives are not shown in the device manager. thanks for your help.
    any other suggestions or settings I could change?

    thanks
     
  4. Elvandil

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    See if they appear in BIOS setup.

    Also look under your IDE controller and see if the second channel is enabled.
     
  5. bangbrosid

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    how would i do that?
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Open the IDE controller in Device Manager. You should see 3 entries, one for the main controller and one each for each channel.

    For BIOS, there is usually a message at boot about hitting a key to enter BIOS setup.
     
  7. bangbrosid

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    in the device manager there is a yellow circle with an exclamation. what does this mean?
     
  8. Rich-M

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    It means something is not working. Does the drive show in cd-dvd drives?
     
  9. bangbrosid

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    it shows a dvd drive with the exclamation and a cd drive with the exclamation.
     
  10. bangbrosid

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    bump. please help. what is "in cd-dvd drives"?
     
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    Uninstall the dvd drive in Device Manager and then reboot to let Windows reinstall it....if that doesn't work, open case and reseat cables and plugs to dvd drives.
     
  13. Elvandil

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    Do as Rich-M suggests and also double-click the reg file inside this zip archive:

    reg file
     
  14. bangbrosid

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    it wont let me download the registry file
     
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    i did what rich-m said. that didnt work. nevermind got it to download. thanks
     
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