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Toshiba Cd Drive


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caitlin_s

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Hi,
My Toshiba cd drive will not open and it also flashes with a yellow/orange light when you click to open it. I checked and it doesn't show up when you click on computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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phillpower2

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:welcome: caitlin_s

It is odd that the activity LED blinks when you try and open the device but the drive is not listed in Computer (Devices and drives).

Is it a notebook or desktop computer.

Does the drive have a small opening on the front that something like a straightened paperclip could be inserted, this to see if the drive caddy has jammed.

Couple of other suggestions below however please note that some may depend on the OS that you are using etc.

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 http://www.dougknox...._cd_dvd_fix.htm
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 :thumbsup:
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