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Cd/Dvd Drive A.w.o.l.


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#1 tangodelta22

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:15 PM

Hello all at BC. I am in great need of help, my cd/dvd drive has gone a.w.o.l. I have tried regedit, removing the upper and lower filters. To no avail, i have looked through the whole laptop. It's in the bios, but not in device manager. Please help me, i feel like i will never get it fixed. It's been m.i.a. for 2 months now, an i'm getting abit p*%$ed off with the bloody thing. Bleeping computers, cant live with em, cant live without them. Cheers, and merry xmas. <_<
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:29 PM

One of these may help:
1. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
Restart computer.
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.

If the above won't help, most likely, you need a new drive...

Edited by Broni, 28 November 2010 - 06:30 PM.

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#3 tangodelta22

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:19 PM

Thanks for your help, the advice you gave me worked. Drive works fine now, can burn disc's, read infomation, even play movies. Cheers Bronie. Happy xmas all at B.C. Best site in the world.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 09:09 PM

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