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CD WRITER AND USB DRIVE PROBLEM


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aashish

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I'm using Windows XP on a ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard. I removed my CD-Writer(LITE-ON LTR-52327S) yesterday and today when i plugged it again it doesn't show up in "My Computer". It neither shows up in "Device Manager". Although it shows in "Secondary Slave" while booting.

Now i thought to use a USB drive instead till i get my CD-Writer repaired but even the USB DRIVE doesn't show up in "My Computer". Although it shows in "Device MAnager".


In the "Device Manager" i found "SM BUS COMTOLLER" in "OTHER DEVICES with a "YELLOW QUESTION MARK" and "AN EXCLAMATION MARK". So i downloaded the motherboard drivers from Asus Website(as i cudn't use my cd/rom) and when i installed the drivers, the "Other DEVIES" disappeared.

Regards,
Aashish.

Edited by aashish, 28 February 2007 - 06:24 AM.

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aashish

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No reply yet???????????? :whistling:
Anyway, yesterday i took my cd-writer to my frnds place and found thing to be workin properly on his system. He too uses Windows XP SP2. And the USB drive was also showin in "my computer".
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try this...
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.

Go to the link http://aumha.org/regfiles.htm ......

look for .....Restore Missing CD Drive .....a little over half way down........
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