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kewlbeanspx

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Hello there, as the title states, my cd drive isn't working, and neither is my external cd drive. I've also swapped them out with spares I had laying around and that didn't seem to fix it either. They are both still listed as being there when I open up 'My computer', they just don't respond.
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phillpower2

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Couple of suggestions for you to try below;
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 from here http://aumha.org/regfiles.php
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.

Thanks to Broni for the above instructions
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