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CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive Not Displaying


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wm_hunter

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I am having difficulties accessing my CD/DVD LG drive from Windows Explorer. I have attempted to follow this guide:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

The registry key UpperFilters was not present, and after deleting LowerFilters, it was not restored upon restarting the computer.

I took a quick look at Device Manager, but I did not see it listed in the hardware peripherals on the system.

The CD/DVD is LG, and it is getting quite aged, is the only remaining possibility a broken drive? It does open, and upon closing, it does have the read light activate.

Thank you for your assistance.

Edited by wm_hunter, 09 June 2008 - 05:52 PM.

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amw_drizz

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i would check the cables in the back. it maybe that one of them is loose.


Does the drive register at boot? what computer make/model is it?
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Try the other two solutions at my post here

How to recover from Lost Cdr/cdrw/dvd in XP, long post but does help


http://www.geekstogo...D drive missing
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wm_hunter

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Seems the ribbon cable was loose. Thank you all for your assistance.
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