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Missing CD ROM Drive and filters

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I am not very good with computers, so i'll try my best to explain my problem. I am using Windows XP professional. The device manager only list "Optiarc DVD RW AD-7201S", and "My Computers" only has DVD-RAM Drive listed.

When I insert a CD, the green light appears and I can hear it making noises, but it won't do anything. I cannot play or burn CD's anymore, like I have done many times before.

I followed some directions that said to delete "Upper and Lower Filters", they were supposed to come back after a reboot, but it didn't fix my problem, and now the filters are gone too. I've also searched this forum, and tried the solutions 1-4, and none of them worked as well as the CDgone patch thing.

Is there anyway I can fix this?
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Newegg.com has CD/DVD burners starting at $21.99 with free shipping:

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When you right click on your DVD drive do you have in your menu the tab RECORDING.

If its an old dvd-rw maybe it as done its days.
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