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I have a Sony Optiarc CRX880A DVD/CD-ROM drive and my computer will no longer recognize it. Any thoughts?
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Try any, or all four of the following:
  • Uninstall the drive in Device Manager and then Reboot. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.


  • http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 and then Reboot.


  • Download and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch:


    (Unzip cdgone.zip, right-click on cdgone.reg, click Merge, Accept, Reboot).


  • 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 and Confirm. When you Reboot they'll be automatically reinstalled.

If the above doesn't help, most likely, the CD/DVD drive is dead.
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