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These discs are system discs. The drive will not read them. The discs are immaculate.
Just so you will know, The optics are fine, I took the drive apart and cleaned the optics with alcohol and a qtip, but the drive still will not read. Further information

The software included is that crappy Roxio Creator. I have had problems with this ROXIO on two or three systems in a row.

On a previous online support session, a tech had me to remove a string command from the registry, And this was also with that Roxio software. Im sick of this crappy Roxio, someone in this area knows how to attack it.

Can someone please help me get my cdrom working again? If it worked to begin with, I would not have just lost 2000 family pictures that I can not get back.

Edited by GARRS, 22 March 2010 - 04:55 PM.

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The drive could not be working correctly or broken. But here are your options.

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.

Thank's to Broni for the instructions (because I haven't put it in my own words yet)

How to get to the device manager
  • Click Windows Orb (Start)
  • Right Click "Computer"
  • Select "Properties"
  • In the top left corner, Click "Device Manager"
  • Right click on the device you won't to uninstall, update, or see properties of
Optional Free CD Burning programs. Nero 9 Lite, DeepBurner Free 1.9 by Astonsoft or you can search google for others.

Let me know how it goes. :)

Edited by Ferrari, 22 March 2010 - 06:51 PM.

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