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CD/DVD Drive not detected

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I've been having a problem lately. My CD/DVD drive is in my laptop but the Windows Explorer does not seem to recognize the attachment of any CD drive. However there is a mystery drive in the explorer under the name "Local Disk" but every time i go to open it an error tells me the drive is not accessible and access is denied.

Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.

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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.

Thank's to Broni for the instructions
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