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DVD Rom isnt recognized by Windows! Please Help!


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#1 theguitarguru

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:17 PM

Hi there,

My DVD Rom is no longer being recognized by windows. It doesn't show up anymore in the my computer window and I can't burn DVD's or play them. I also can't open the drive and the led on the actual tray is not on like it usually would be.

There is no longer a driver listed for it in system properties under hardware either.


Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:57 PM

Try removing it from Device Manager...rebooting...and seeing if it shows up properly.

If that is no joy, you can try removing the upper/lower filters. Since that involves editing the registry, take necessary precautions and read/understand/implement the ideas in the link on registry backups.

Upper & Lowe Filters - http://delltrain.wordpress.com/2008/07/15/...d-lower-filter/

Upper & Lower Filters - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

Beginners Guides The Registry Backups, Repairs, and Protection - PCSTATS.com - http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?art...=263&page=4

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:11 PM

Hey,


I had already tried deleting the upper and lower filters from the registry.


The problem has now been fixed though. I figured out how to remove the DVD drive from my laptop and I put it back in and now it seems to work. I think the serial connector wasn't fully plugged in.

Thanks for your quick response and sorry for wasting your time.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:43 PM

No waste of time, happy computing :thumbsup:.

Louis




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