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CD-R and DVD-R drives not being detected...


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#1 DJRSXS

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:58 PM

Well, I had a problem about a week ago with one of my computers that doesn't have a working CD-R, so I took one out of my other computer and put it in there to solve the problem via Recovery Console. So I fixed it, and then went to put the working CD-R back into my other computer. Now I hooked it up exactly how I took it out, I've even double/triple checked, and my CD drives are nowhere to be found.

They are not in My Computer, Not in the Device Manager, nor in Disk Management. It's like they vanished off my computer when I know that they are plugged in correctly and should be working fine. I tried system restore, and running REGEDIT and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Class \ (4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318)
and deleting the upper and lower filters, tried something from Microsoft as well that failed.

I didn't change any of the settings, pins or connectors so I don't understand why it won't hook back up, and for that matter why my other drive doesn't work either. Any suggestions?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:05 PM

Try uninstalling the IDE controller that relates to your CD drive and then reboot the computer.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:44 AM

bump for still not working, I tried what you said Budapest...still nothing.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:52 PM

Try unplugging and replugging the cables to ensure that they are all seated correctly.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:05 PM

Try unplugging and replugging the cables to ensure that they are all seated correctly.


Tried this at least 5 times. Anybody else have any ideas at all that I could try?

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:28 PM

Awesome, I see they moved my post to somewhere it will never get solved...way to go mods :thumbsup:




:flowers: jerks

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:00 AM

bump....still have this problem and can't seem to solve it :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:39 AM

did you change it to slave/master ? ? ?

also make sure the power connector is in good

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:28 AM

Awesome, I see they moved my post to somewhere it will never get solved...way to go mods :thumbsup:




:flowers: jerks

Huh. :trumpet:


bump....still have this problem and can't seem to solve it :inlove:

To be honest DJRSXS with your attitude your lucky to still be a member on this board.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:45 PM

Awesome, I see they moved my post to somewhere it will never get solved...way to go mods :thumbsup:




:flowers: jerks

Oooh, sorry about that. I'll issue you a refund lickety-split!

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:58 PM

Ok theres a known fault for this and it involves a registry fix.

I downloaded a file for this sometime ago for a clients laptop, which I've added to here.

Open the zip and read the text file. Its not my work - just something that worked for me.

Hope it works for you,

Cheers ;)

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:19 PM

Awesome, I see they moved my post to somewhere it will never get solved...way to go mods :thumbsup:




:woot: jerks

Huh. :cool:


bump....still have this problem and can't seem to solve it :(

To be honest DJRSXS with your attitude your lucky to still be a member on this board.



Awesome, I see they moved my post to somewhere it will never get solved...way to go mods :flowers:




:huh: jerks

Oooh, sorry about that. I'll issue you a refund lickety-split!


Hey thanks for all that great info guys :trumpet: :inlove: :cool: I'm impressed you know how to look up a user name on youtube, no wonder you're a mod. Would you mind refraining from posting in my thread if you don't plan on helping? Good day to you sirs.

Edited by DJRSXS, 03 November 2009 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:27 PM

Your most welcome. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:32 PM

Ok theres a known fault for this and it involves a registry fix.

I downloaded a file for this sometime ago for a clients laptop, which I've added to here.

Open the zip and read the text file. Its not my work - just something that worked for me.

Hope it works for you,

Cheers ;)


Gave this a try as well, tried restarting....still nothing. This is so frustrating. Thanks anyways though for the suggestion. :thumbsup:

Edited by DJRSXS, 03 November 2009 - 05:32 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:30 PM

Do you have the hard drive and the cd-r on the same cable. I have had issues in the past with that - had to give them each their own cable - primary/secondary. It also sounds like this drive worked in a known good computer?

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