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problems with cd drive please help

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ive had this problem for nearly a year now. One day my cdrom drive starting stuffing up, windows would not detect it, reset the computer a few times and it was fixed. Then things starting getting worse the cd bay would not even open, so i looked for help on the net and found this thing on the registry saying to delete this values so i did that, and it worked!. but now windows does not detect it and when i press the button it won't open. im running windows xp home.

does anyone no anyway to fix this?

thank you for you time
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. You could try the cd gone patch.
I found a page that has the cd gone patch. To to http://www.aumha.org/regfiles.php
and look for:
The popular CDGONE patch. CD drives may vanish in Windows Explorer, Device Manager, etc. if a third-party CD-burning package has been uninstalled and Registry references for some code modules aren’t removed successfully. This patch and a reboot usually will restore the missing drives. Any third party package still required will then have to be re-installed. For more information on this and other possible causes, see the “Problems” section of Alex Nichol’s Burning CDs in Windows XP article.
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