1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Help! CD Drive no longer recognised.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Johnnyb2306, Apr 2, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Johnnyb2306

    Johnnyb2306 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    25
    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.
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Messages:
    84,315
    Download CDgone to your desktop.
    Link here: http://www.aumha.org/downloads/cdgone.zip

    Right click and choose Extract All
    Open folder and double click on cdgone.reg

    Do Not Click on EditReg.reg

    Restart your computer.
     
  3. Johnnyb2306

    Johnnyb2306 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    25
    Thanks, Cheeseball. Unfortunately, the drive is still not showing up under 'Computer'. :-(
     
  4. Johnnyb2306

    Johnnyb2306 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    25
    I noticed on the aumha website, it says cdgone is for XP only. Could that explain why it didn't work?
     
  5. Megabite

    Megabite

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Messages:
    11,761
    Does that include any CDs and DVDs including store bought ones no recognized?

    How old is the Drive?
     
  6. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Messages:
    84,315
    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.

    Restart the PC.
     
  7. win2kpro

    win2kpro

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2005
    Messages:
    11,670
  8. Johnnyb2306

    Johnnyb2306 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    25
    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!
     
  9. win2kpro

    win2kpro

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2005
    Messages:
    11,670
    Glad it worked for you. (y)
     
  10. Johnnyb2306

    Johnnyb2306 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    25
    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!
     
  11. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/914361

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice