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Machine doesn't see either of my CD's


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Paul in Minnesota

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My machine will not reconize either of my cds. it sees the 3 1/2 floppy. I need to repair my operating system but I can't because I think I accidently deleted some files.
I get these two messages:
CAN'T LOCATE:
INF FILE C:\WINDOWS\INF\WPIE 4X8.INF
INF FILE C:\WINDOWS\INF\WMP10.INF

I'm using XP HOME

HELP would be most appreciated
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Hi Paul in Minnesota...

Click Start then Run and type regedit...click "Ok"

In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SYSTEM, then CurrentControlSet, then Control, then Class, and click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

In the right pane, what is the value of (Default) under the Data column?

Also in the right pane, are UpperFilters and/or LowerFilters listed?

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Hi Wannabe 1
First of all thank you for writing
in the right window it says: AF Default ------ REG SZ------VALUE NOT SET

I don't see anything about upper filters and lower filters

I'm running between computers here as mine is in the basement and my wife's is up stairs---------- so if I'm puffin you know why
Thanks
Paul
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Double click on (Default) and type DVD/CD-ROM drives in the Value Data field...click "Ok".

Close Registry Editor and log off Windows (Start > Log Off)...log back onto Windows.

Are your cd drives now recognized?

Edited by wannabe1, 20 December 2006 - 07:25 PM.

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Didn't work
When I go click on my computer the only thing that shows in the removable storage area is the 3 1/2 floppy
Paul
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Download the attached file and save it to your desktop. Right click on the downloaded file and choose "Extract All"...extract the file to your desktop. Then right click on the extracted file (cdgone.reg) and choose "Merge"...Accept the change.

Reboot.

How about now?

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Paul in Minnesota

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Do you think if i went in an zapped my bio's and reset them all that might work. I looked at my setting and the two drives are there and the LED's flash when the computer starts. Is there a way I can make a 3 1/2 in floppy that will add what i need....
Again I sure do appreciat the help...
Paul
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BINGO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot wannabe 1
This is great
Paul
What a great service you provide.......
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Glad to help! :whistling:
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