I have an acer 5100 and I have a lost dvd drive. I cannot see the drive even in the device manager. I have done the reccommended reccommended regisry edit per Microsoft butnow I've lost the drive in device manager. Anyhelp tha I can get will be appreciated.
here are my specs
Manufacturer Acer Product Name Aspire 5100 Operating System Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium Processor AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MK-36 System Memory 1 GB Hard Drive 1 TOSHIBA MK1234GSX SCSI Disk Device, 111.79 GB CD/DVD Drive None Video ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 Video Memory 128 MB Audio Realtek High Definition Audio Ethernet Card 1 Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC Wireless LAN Card 1 Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter
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My Acer 5100 also doesn't list/recognize my cd/dvd rom drive (no, it's not in my device manager). Reinstalling doesn't work because there's no listing to click on. I've removed and checked the drive, etc. The thing whirs and tries to read when I insert a disc, so i know the device is working...
Another thought, if I can't resolve this, and decide to go with an external drive via my USB port, must I get an Acer? Or will another brand of drive work just as well?
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Re: Acer 5100 lost dvd/cd drive
Is the DVD drive listed in device manager under CD/DVD drives at all? If so, remove it and reboot. Windows might be able to re-detect and reinstall the drivers for it, but odds are the drive is bad. You can try removing the drive from the computer, and use compressed air to blow out the area where it connects to the laptop. Also check the connection on the DVD drive to make sure there isn't any physical damage, bent pins, etc.
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Problem with missing dvd-drive with Acer 5101 solved. Problem was that depending on boot, even bios couldn?t detect dvd-drive. I opened my laptop and found out that there were one small screw that wasn?t connected to anywhere. I opened the screw that locks dvd-drive in to 2.5? slot. In the back of the dvd-drive is L- shaped peace of metal. One of it?s screws were already dropped and 2 that were left were loose. I tightened those screws, but drive back and got my laptop working fine.
You can check the BIOS to see if the drive is recognized and even attempt to boot from the drive using a bootable CD to verify it is functional (if using the Windows disc - just verify it reads - DO NOT REINSTALL)
If the drive works use the following to get the drive back in Windows:
Always backup your registry before editing and use care to find exact key! Start Registry Editor (Start, Run and type in regedit then click)
"UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" (and "UpperFilters.bak"
"LowerFilters.bak", if they exist) value under the following key in the
registry, and delete it:
If you lost your cd-rom drive (device) then you can buy new from pc shop, but if you lost your drivers or software then you can download latest drivers from support site http://global.acer.com/support/download.htm
Is the hardware listed in the BIOS? When the computer first starts up hit a key to get in the BIOS (Esc, F2 or F10 are most likely). If it's not listed in the BIOS then it's likely a hardware problem. Try checking the connections to make sure it's plugged in and getting power.
If it is listed in the BIOS, it's likely a problem within Windows. Check Acer's website for known issues with the cd-rom.
Go in to the device manager and look at what is listed for your DVD burner. It should give you a make and model of the burner itself, or at least a model. Look this up on Google and see if the drive really is a dual burner or not.
The specs that I pulled for the Acer 5100 states 'dual-layer' as well, but who knows, it is possible someone didn't assemble the laptop properly. In that case, I would exchange it for a replacement if at all possible.
If you look up the make/model of the DVD burner and it is infact not dual layer, and you are unable to return/exchange the laptop, then you may have to invest in one yourself.
If the make/model does show it as dual-layer, then it may be a software issue. I don't know what version of Nero you are using, but you could test the DL capabilities with a free cd burning utility called CDBurnerXP.
To get to the control panel in Windows XP, click on "Start" right click on "My Computer", go to "Properties" then click the "Device Manager" tab then click the "Device Manager" button.