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#1 Zeg210

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 10:28 AM

My CD/DVD drive keeps saying not found. i go to device manager and its not there. i open and close the drive and after awile it will pop up that its there. i have a HP pavilion with windows vista. can any1 help?

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 11:02 AM

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

If none of the above helps, most likely, you need a new drive.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 12:26 PM

If this is a tower system reseat the connectors on the back of the drive and on the motherboard to make sure that nothing is lose

You can confirm that the drive is bad by temporarily putting it into another system to see if it does the same thing.
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