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DVD Rom not working/missing


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Buttons07

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As per title, my DVD rom is not working, is not appearing in either my computer or device manager.

I've tried the automatic and manual fixes on Microsoft.com for the upper and lowerfilters. I've checked the BIOS, and under ATAPI, IDE, and CDROM there is nothing, all blank. I don't have nero or Roxio as some ppl ask, I have NTI.

My computer is an Acer Aspire 5100, Vista, the DVD rom is a CD rom also. The odd thing is I've had this problem for a while (over a month), and every once in a while the DVD rom shows up, I try and burn a CD and it fails and disappears again.

Any help?
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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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As mentioned, 1 and 2 aren't options or have been tried already. 4 I've done before also. I just tried 3 and it didnt' work.

Thanks though.
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Must be dead :)
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I agree, the drive appears to be dead.
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