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Stacie Hagen

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I can't get either of my CD/DVD drives to play a CD/DVD. I unhooked one, so there is no problem with master/slave issues. When I go to "my computer" it see's the drives, and tells me to insert a CD/DVD. I do, but the drive won't "read" it. The green light underneath comes on for a moment, then disappears. I know the drive is good, so what else can I do? Bios is active for this particular CD/DVD RW drive. I have a CD-R/RW/DVD-ROM drive hooked up in my desktop Dell computer. I'm a computer "idiot" so PLEASE I need help!!
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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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