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#1 discoduck

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:06 AM

My E drive was missing: the one I used to play cds, burn cds etc. it was not present in the device manager at all in fact the entry for the cd drive was not even there. recently i installed a new drive in the expansion bay under it and now that one is E but i still would like to get the original drive to work since it is the one that came with the computer. when i press the eject button the green light comes on and the tray opens but it is not in the device manager only the new one is.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:11 AM

What sort of cabling did you use to connect the new drive?
If it is IDE (ribbon cable) and both are attached to the same one, one will have to be set as MASTER and one as SLAVE by the small jumper on the drive.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumper_(computing)

If it's a SATA drive then that's not the problem.
Back up my Hard Drive? It has a reverse?

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:28 PM

yeah it is a PATA Drive

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:53 PM

It may be an upper and lower filter issues in the registry. Actually, it is very likely that it is.

Microsoft's website will find and fix this if the filters are the issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:10 AM

hey
yeah i tried that once before, i didn't have the upperfilter in the registry bit i had the lower one i deleted it and that did not help.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:14 AM

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. 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...
3. 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.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:20 AM

if i uninstall will it reinstall from my i386 folder because i am having a little corrupt file problem right now so i don't know if it will work. and will it install both cd drives the old one and the new drive i put in recently

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:19 AM

i am having a little corrupt file problem right now

Please, explain.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:39 AM

my chkdsk has been running at bootup saying i may have a instability in volume C:/ but i ran chkdsk r and it said it was clean. sfc/scannow window file protection says"files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replace by unrecognized versions. to maintain system stability Windows must restore the original version of these files."and asks for the "Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM" or "files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL Cache insert Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM" or "Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 CD-ROM" which i don't have. because the computer came with xp installed

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:54 AM

Well, you better straight up system files problem first.
You can use borrowed Windows CD to proceed with "sfc".

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:32 PM

borrowed from who? lol

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:42 PM

You can use any installation disc to run sfc with. Surely you know someone that has a disk.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:31 PM

If not you'll have to buy it. There is no other option.

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