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MY CD/DVD DRIVE IS NOT SHOWING ON MY LAPTOP


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londonbeans

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Hi

If I place a CD in the CD Drive of my laptop it seems to load, but no programme loads to play the disk. I have tried to access it through MY COMPUTER but the drive is not showing.

Can anyone help?

I have Vista.

Thank You
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rshaffer61

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One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
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.
or...
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.

Thank's to Broni for the instructions
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londonbeans

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Hi RShaffer61

I got there in the end.

1 & 2 didn't work, and 4 I was unable to do as it did not show the - ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
But 3 did work, I did not follow the instructions to the letter as the wording was a little different on my pc, it did not give me an option to merge, but I just used run instead and it added to the registry.

MY CD IS BACK

Thank you, keep up the good work
:)
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Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue.

You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
This issue now appears to be resolved.
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