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CD Rom Drive missing, but not in safe mode, any ideas how to fix?

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#1 IntelWiz


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:49 PM

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32-bit Windows 95/Dos Packard bell pc


My cd rom drive isn't responding, I pop the disc in, it makes the typical sputter disc read, the small little bulb near the disc tray flashes yellow for a second and then nothing, nada, it wont read the disc.


SO I go into safe mode and access ''device manager'' and notice that my ''CD Rom drive'' appears but ''only'' in ''safe mode'' however it still doesn't work or show up in my ''computer''. When in ''normal mode'', it ''doesn't appear'' in device manager or my computer, its missing.


How can I fix this? 

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#2 IntelWiz

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 05:44 PM

You guys have been terrific help thanks

#3 devilus


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 05:17 AM

It may be a little late. But anyway:


When you're in safe mode, try to uninstall it via device manager (right click --> uninstall). And see what happens after restarting your PC.

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