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leontis

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I have a CD-ROM drive. All of a sudden the icon for the CD-ROM drive does not appear in My Computer and using the find linlk I cannot find any othere disc frive except for drive C. How can I get my PC to show my CD-ROM drive? Before this it was listed as drive D.
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tazz1964

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HI
how old is the cd rom drive after some time they can just burn out and stop working where windows will not read then or if you have had the case open you may have a lose wire that not pluged in all the way.
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Hey if you are running windows xp
Try this link:
http://www.theelderg...r_dvd_drive.htm
Try this patch:
http://aumha.org/downloads/cdgone.zip

Had the same problem.

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krystie1st

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Hey if you are running windows xp
Try this link:
http://www.theelderg...r_dvd_drive.htm
Try this patch:
http://aumha.org/downloads/cdgone.zip

Had the same problem.

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i AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM IF U FIND OUT ANY ANSWERS PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!! :D
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maggiemcmahon

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I have the same problem. My computer doesn't recognise either my CD Rom or CD RW drives but they open and close and it sounds like they are working when I put a cd in - they just don't do anything!
I tried the eldergeek link and got to the Key Name but I don't know what to delete. I don't know which ones are the data values. Sorry to sound totally stupid but I don't know that much about computers.
Please could you let me know which ones are the value data and where the upper and lower filters are.
Cheers <_<
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Thank goodness that a Google search led me to this forum. I had uninstalled some Roxio products and My Computer was not showing either my DVD-ROM drive (D:) or my CD-RW drive (G:). I had tried all the solutions posted by Microsolution, Roxio and MS with no success. However, I downloaded and ran the CDGONE patch and rebooted my PC. Next, I went into Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager and right clicked first on BACKPACK CD-REWRITER-4E USB Device and selected "Uninstall". Then I did the same thing for the HITACHI DVD-ROM (both of these had a yellow exclamation mark next to them). I then selected Action > Scan for Hardware Changes and Windows XP detected both devices, which are showing up in My Computer now working perfectly.

Kudos to this forum and the great utility!

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bokiva

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After trying everything else, the cdgon.zip utility did the trick. CD/DVD is baaaackk!! I love y'all, thanks!!

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