Where did they go?!?!?!?

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Bdweller

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All of a sudden I don't have a CD/RW or DVD rom drive. They don't show up in Explorer, and when I access the device manager it shows them with caution flags that states the drivers are loaded but that the system can't find the devices. The CD/RW is less than a year old. This is on a XP Home system. I was just using the CD last night.
 
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Either the IDE cable has become partially unplugged from the drive(s) to the motherboard (possibly at the motherboard end if they share a cable) or the IDE drivers for the motherboard have gone AWOL.

Or their power plugs are loose.

Or one drive has malfunctioned and is preventing the other one that shares the IDE cable from being recognised as well.

All of which can be checked by plugging in one at a time.
 

Bdweller

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GripS THAT DID IT!!!

Thank you too kiwiguy for the quick responce. I had already checked those things but it is as always a valid reminder. There should be a ranking system here so one can tell at what level a user is at, even though even an experienced user can forget the simple things sometimes.

Thanks again everyone!
 

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Create a text file with the following stuff in it exactly as below and name it FIXCD.REG

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

----------------------- cut 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]
 
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