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Recently I took the ram out of this computer but put it back it today and tried to put in a cd but it would not read it.
so i checked "my computer" and saw there was no drive.
so I opened up the cpu and noticed the IDE was not connected to the cpu.
I figured I pulled it out my accident while taking out the ram.
So I connected the IDE back and booted up and it said new hardware found printer.
now i dont know if a cd drive is called a printer but it did the add hardware thing and it did not work.
I did it manually and still no success.
I downloaded the driver for it but when I try it it says "ATAPI device can not be found!!!!"

the cd drive is a LG super multi DVD rewriter
Model - GSA M55L

Please help me out with this I know you guys are pros!
You've helped me before :)
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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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Tried everything but no luck.

This keeps popping up Posted Image
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Tried everything but no luck.

This keeps popping up Posted Image

in try to install it but fails

edit:woops didnt mean to double post

Edited by ohnofixit, 13 November 2009 - 09:59 AM.

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Please Go to
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4. Look for any entries with Yellow Exclamation ! marks or Red X's

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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I had to go under "view" and click show hidden to see these Posted Image
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What I need to see is this:
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Oh ok my bad

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OK everything looks right with that.
It seems you may have a failing drive.
Do you have access to either a different system you can try this cd player in to check ir?
OR
A different cd player to try in the system?
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yes..but im afraid the same thing will happen cuz it was just fine a couple days ago
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If the drive is failing or has failed then the problem can be corrected by taking out the drive and replacing it with a known working drive.
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oh ok.

what may have cause it though the disconnecting the IDE from the cpu?

so when i take it out of my cpu i wont mess it up =[
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If the drive was disconnected with the system running it could have shorted the drive out. If not it could be just a coincidence that happened at the same time.
You should not mess anything up as the drive will not be in the system anymore.
Make sure you do this all with the system shutdown and make sure you have grounded yourself by touching the unpainted surface of the case before reaching into it.
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so ur saying to take my working drive and put it in and throw out the failing one? =/
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I would like to see if the failing drive is really failing by installing it in another system and see if it is recognized or not.
If it is not then we know the drive is bad and needs to be replaced.
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