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CD Write/Readers Not Working

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#1 Mr Darkwater

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:15 AM

Hi all,

Never had this problem before. My computer does not recognize ether of my cd write/readers. When I load a blank disc or a burned disc...I can hear the discs engaging (spinning) which tells me they are both fine in terms of mechanics and power. They were both working fine a day ago. I am using XP and Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free for ripping and burning.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:43 AM

You might try MS Fixit, Optical Drives - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116 .


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:18 AM

I've used this Fixit Microsoftin the past with some success.

Edited by springheel, 20 January 2012 - 08:19 AM.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:23 AM

1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
2. Delete Upper & Lower Filters http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
Restart computer.
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.
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.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:22 PM

Also you might open the case and reseat the cables n the back of the drives.
Maybe one of them is loose
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