Solved: Help! CD Drive no longer recognised.

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Johnnyb2306

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. Last week my wife noticed that her CD/DVD drive was not reading discs. It would attempt to read them, but would fail. The orange light would blink, then stop. When we looked under 'Computer' to check her drives, the C and D drives were there, but the DVD drive was nowhere to be found. We have tried updating the drivers, but to no avail. The drive isn't completely dead - as I say, the light comes on when we try to use it, and it seems to try to read discs. Please help!

BTW, the computer is an HP Pavilion DV6000, running Vista Home Premium.
 

Johnnyb2306

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Thanks, Cheeseball. Unfortunately, the drive is still not showing up under 'Computer'. :-(
 

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I noticed on the aumha website, it says cdgone is for XP only. Could that explain why it didn't work?
 
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Does that include any CDs and DVDs including store bought ones no recognized?

How old is the Drive?
 

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Try this. It worked on Windows 7 so I assume it would work on Vista.

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.

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]
Restart the PC.
 

Johnnyb2306

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Hey! Just tried the solution suggested by win2kpro, and it worked! Thanks very much! I had already tried something similar on the Microsoft website to no available, but this cured the problem! Thanks again! Everything is working normally now!
 

Johnnyb2306

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Hey folks. The computer worked as normal for a few weeks after I tried win2kpro's suggestion. However, I now have the same problem again, and this time, can't seem to fix it. Please help!
 
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