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Sony DVD DW-D56A not working, shows in device manager but still encoun


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caiphn

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Hello everyone;

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 that I have encountered some issues with lately. My Sony DVD drive is no longer being detected. When I go into the device manager it shows it there, however there is an X beside it. It shows that it has a driver detected however the hardware isn't detected when you double click on it... if this is so, how come as soon as I remove it from the device manager and then refresh, it comes back right away? If it wasn't physically connected, how would this happen? I'm not sure what to do to get my drive back, but I just got my laptop back from Dell not too long ago and was hoping I could resolve this on my own instead of sending it off again. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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austin_o

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If the drive no longer shows up in "my computer" you could try running the CD Gone patch. Go 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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Thanks for the quick response! :whistling: I'll try this tommorow and let you know how it went.
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