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Dvd-rom Drives Do Not Show Up In Windows Explorer.


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#1 Vegeta81300

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 03:03 PM

The problem just started about two weeks ago. First a little information on my PC.

-I built it from scratch and installed Win XP Pro successfully about six months ago.
-Processor - 3.0 P4 HT
-Ram - 1 Gig (2X512) Dual Channeled
-HD - 80 Gig

Now the problem is that when I go to "My Computer"(Windows Explorer) I don't see my DVD-R nor my DVD-ROM Drives. The strange thing is that the Bios and the Device Manager recognizes them. In the Device Manager it shows the icon with the exclamation(!) on it. I go to the Properties screen and it tells me to something like "The device Driver was successfully installed, but the device could not be found." I switched out the IDE wire of the DVD-R and DVD-ROM Drives and its still the same story.

Note: The only thing that I've done recently was switched out my hard drive for another and ran a utility on a floppy that wiped out the second hard drive. Then I switched back to my hard drive. After that the problem started to occur, but I'm not sure if it happened right after or not.

If you need any more information just let me know. Thanks!

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 03:22 PM

Have you tried uninstalling the drive in the Device Manager, rebooting, and seeing if Windows will detect the drive?
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:17 AM

Have you tried uninstalling the drive in the Device Manager, rebooting, and seeing if Windows will detect the drive?


When I had some time, I did some more research on my problem and found something on the Microsoft Knowledge Base. The article ID is 320553. I followed Method 1 which is basically removing two registry entries and restarting the computer. After that, the problem was fixed!

Link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320553/en-us

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:26 AM

Glad you got your problem resolved, Vegeta81300.
Thanks for posting back with the solution.
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