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DVD writer & Reader can not be found

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Running on XP MCE sp3. My "HP DVD Writer 300n" and "SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E" can not be found in windows. In the devicemanager they are visible marked yellow but no drivers I've found anywere is possible to update these devises with.

I have a feeling that the problem might be deeper than just out of date drivers for these two quite simple devices?!

The motherboard is a "ASUS A7N8X-LA" according to "Everest"

The "Puter" used to be a HP package but been rather alterd over the years.

Does anyone have a clue? Please help a clueless noob :))
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One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
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