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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 09:43 AM
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My PC can't find my cd-rom and dvd-rom drives
This just started. They've been installed for over two years with no issues. The dvd-rom is set as the master and the cd-rom is set as the slave. I get a green lights on the drives when a disk is installed but nothing ever happens. When I go into Device Manager I see that both devices have errors and a message that the drivers were loaded but Windows can't find the physical drives.

I'm running Windows XP sp2. I reseated all the cabling and rebooted but nothing changed. I disconnected the power from the cd-rom drive and booted with only the dvd-rom drive but it came up with the same message that the driver loaded but no physical drive was found. I uninstalled the drivers hoping that Windows would pick up the drives on a reboot but that didn't work either.

My next step will be to replace the cable and/or try swapping the cable from the hard drive with the cable from the cd and dvd drives.

Any other ideas? Please...
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:21 AM
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1. This probably isn't it, but did you recently install & uninstall a
CD burning program like Roxio or Nero?

I ask because the same thing happened to me when I uninstalled Nero. All of a sudden my computer couldn't recognize the CD drive. After hours, nay, days of messing around I finally found out that on an uninstall it leaves behind some stuff in the registry that screws up & they have to be removed.
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:59 AM
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2. Actually, I only have to touch the PC when my wife screws it up
She updated her I-Tunes software. It may be related to it. The PC is 7 years old and I may have to just tell her it's time to buy a new one.
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:12 PM
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4. If you go to the roxio site & poke around you'll find (EDITED)
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 12:26 PM by wakemeupwhenitsover
a step by step guide to fixing it. (If that's it.) I think it left behind upper & lower filters ( :shrug: Roxio will help you.)

I, unfortunately, used microsoft's crap instructions & ended up having to reinstalling the OS.

Here's the site: http://kb.roxio.com/content/kb/Creator/000040CR
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:30 PM
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5. Thanks, I'll try this tonight. nt
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 09:00 AM
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6. Thanks for the tip. I installed the fix and it picked my drives up
So we're back in business. Thanks again.
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 10:31 AM
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7. I am so glad it worked.
As an aside:

I helped someone in the computer group!

I helped someone in the computer group!

(She runs off doing a happy dance since she's always the one crying for help & never contributing.)
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 09:44 AM
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8. ...
:rofl:

I TOTALLY know how you feel! (well, not exactly, I don't think I ever helped anyone, but I know the other part!)
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:00 PM
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3. Yup.
Both Roxio and Nero change the hell out of the registry and don't roll back those changes, leaving the optical drives high and dry, after a reboot.
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