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sniper693

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:) hi. i really need some help because i had a program i had bought at comp usa and installed it bumyt when i tryed to use the dvd driver to watch a movie i noticed my computer told me it was not recognized and was even gone completly. is there a site or way i can reinstall the driver program for it? i can't find it anywhere. please help. :) sry its pioneer dvd-rw DVRK D08L ATA DEVICE

Edited by sniper693, 16 May 2010 - 05:06 PM.

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rshaffer61

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Are you saying your dvd drive does not show up or what exactly?
Check in My Computer and if dvd drive is not shown there then try one of the below.
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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