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Solved: Cd-Rom doesnt show on my computer!!! ahh

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MohamadAli, Feb 15, 2005.

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  1. MohamadAli

    MohamadAli Thread Starter

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    hey everyone, my dvd/cdrw drive just recently disapeared from the "my computer" window, and it does not work any more. It has power going to it. I checked all cables plenty of times. The only time it works is when i put XP cd and restart computer, it reads it. But otherwise it wont read anything when i am on Xp. Im fresh out of ideas, if any of you can help ill really appreciate it, i dont watn to reformatt agian lol
     
  2. Dochoi

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    I wonder have you tried hardware detect ( from control-panel > add new hardware wizard ) force to reconize to CDRom?

    pls reply us, it work or not? thanks. :p
     
  3. Elvandil

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    1. Click on START button, the click on RUN.

    2. Enter REGEDIT and press Enter.

    3. When REGEDIT starts, open up the following folders
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/
    {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.

    4. After clicking on {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} you should see two settings on the right-hand side:
    "Upperfilters"
    "Lowerfilters"
    Click on each of them, press DELETE and click YES.
     
  4. MohamadAli

    MohamadAli Thread Starter

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    thanks man soo much your friggin awesome, worked like a charm, lol. can you by any chance tell me what i did to make that happen so i dont do it again
    btw, thanks for the help again
     
  5. Elvandil

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    I've heard that this is caused by installing Roxio software (and probably some others), but have no verification of that information.
     
  6. ultimatezero

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    i have a very similar problem, but i don't have the upper and lower filters in that cd-key. i have posted this in other forums of how my problem appeared

    i put in a stick of 512 ram awhile ago and it wasen't compatable with my motherboard. so in the end i took out the stick of ram that doesn't work. after all the ram problems, the net result was that my cd-roms disappeared. they dont' appear in my computer anymore and i can't seem to get them detected in bios when they detect the master and slave. i swapped cd-rw's with my sis to see if that could help something get detected and it hasen't. i'm tried googling for solutions but the ones i tried haven't worked. has anyone got ne suggestions? i've checked for all loose cables. in device manager, IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, i have primary and secondary IDE controllers, and SiS PCI IDE controllers. nothing there is flagged
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Try starting a new thread about your problem. Piggybacking another thread will make your problem less visible.
     
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