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My Internal Cd/dvd Player Not Connecting


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#1 davidjen

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:32 AM

Hi everybody,

I'm new to this site and I have a question I hope has an easy answer.
Before I get started, let me throw out some personal info:
I'm a 40 year old, fairly intelligent computer novice that uses an e-machines desktop computer with microsoft xp operating system. I've had it for about 3 years and for the first 2 3/4 years I didn't have an acceptable firewall, anti-virus program, utilities cleaners etc.. Through trial and error, reading and hard work, I finally cleaned up my computer of all the crap that was taking my computer 15 minutes to boot up (I'm not sure that is an exagerration!) I now have Zone alarm firewall, Eset nod 32 antivirus, and CCleaner and glary utilities cleaners to keep all this crap clean and organized. I have used numerous other virus programs, cleaners, and spyware removers as well. My problem is that my computer is running so well that I want to save it on a maxtor one touch external device but can't. For some reason, My internal cd/dvd drive isn't connecting to the rest of my computer. I'm not sure if I "cleaned" something by accident. I'm sure this is a simple fix, but it's outside my knowledge. The lights for cd drive come on, and an internal check of maxtor system says that's working fine

Any help would be appreciated

David

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:59 PM

Does the CD/DVD driver show up in My Computer?
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:50 PM

no, but I think I found what was wrong. I accidently disabled a driver when I was using the autoruns program to limit my computers startup programs. I got a little overzealous.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:45 PM

Let us know if that doesn't work
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