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Cd/dvd Drives, E And F 'lost'


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#1 FreeRadicals

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 01:31 PM

CD and DVD drives, E and F are no longer recognized. They are listed in 'Device Manager' with a (*%@*!) Yellow ! circle. I've tried to uninstall, install, update, all without success, telling me it couldn't find a better match than the current installation or just reappearing with the yellow ! circle as before. If I try to 'Add Hardware', I get an error #19, "unable to install because of incomplete or damaged registry". 'Troubleshooting' is ineffective. I'm willing to buy 'Registry Repair' software, I just don't trust that it will work and I'll be out the money for nothing.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 01:42 AM

Have you tried to use your OS disk to repair the registry, or last good configuration?

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#3 FreeRadicals

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 09:24 PM

Disk drives are out, disk won't work. System restore was my 1st choice but refused every restore date. Thanks for replying, I scrolled back a few days and found someone with a similar problem. A genius named 'Bleepin' WackMaster' gave awesome directions to edit the registry. It worked, I'm back in business.

Thanks again for you attention.
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 09:37 PM

Ooops... nods to 'HitSquad', he's a WackMaster ( huh? )




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