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CD RW+ DVD R Drive not showing up in Windows XP

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#1 alex984


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 08:00 AM

I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 running Windows XP Professional and my CD RW + DVD R drive is not showing on my system how can i fix this so i can upgrade to Windows Longhorn Build 4074.  

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 08:34 AM

I would try method 2 and 4 here. Be careful when editing the registry. Microsoft no longer offers the automatic fixit utility.


Also see here. Make sure the optical drive is also detected in BIOS.

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