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Please help me find drivers for my CD and DVD players

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#1 DnDer


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:49 AM

I went to use them for the first time in a while (most of what I do is now based on thumb drives, even my music, most of the time), so I don't know how long the problem has been there.


Both my optical drives now have the yellow exclamation points on them, and are not recognized as drives in Explorer. The device ID is strange and not something I can look up in the PCI Database (where one can usually cure most of their driver problems).


ATAPI DVD C DH48C2S Hardware ID Listings:



TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653Z Hardware ID Listings:




The websites I found during my initial round of google searches were sites that claimed to have my drivers, but required me to sign up for a membership, or asked for personal information. The ones that didn't, I am not familiar with, and felt unsure about their overall safety, and did not download them.


Does anyone have a more reliable place to identify and download these proper drivers?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:08 PM

XP contains the generic driver used for optical drives.



#3 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:23 PM



Actually this error is caused by a registry fault and can be repaired easily in most cases. Please follow the steps.


1 ) Create a system restore point for safety.


2 ) Download "Tweaking.com Windows Repair " from http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html


3 ) Install and open the tool. Click next to continue.In the "start repair" tab press "Start" to open the main Window. If it asks permission to backup registry, press OK and allow it to do so.


4 )In the main screen click "unselect all" to remove default selections. Now from the left pane select "Repair CD\DVD missing" and press start to begin the repair. Your system will be restarted after around one minute. Check if the drives are working now.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:03 PM

That seemed to do the trick. Thank you very much.

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