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DVD drive recognition

One day my DVD drive disappeared. It is no longer on My computer and when I put a CD in nothing happens. i tried uninstalling the secondary IDE Channel and it said New hardware detected but it didn't work i also tried default settings on Bios and checking the drive was enabled.
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Remove your ide cables and power cable and also jumper setting in your dvd drive check it

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This is gonna be a bit complicated since were going to access your registry, but just follow all the steps and it will be much easier
>Click on START
>Type REGEDIT on the search bar on START Menu
>Expand SYSTEM
>Expand CurrentControlSet
>Expand Control
>Expand Class
>Click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
>Look for the Upper Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Look for the Lower Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Restart PC
>Try you CD / DVD ROM
If nothing happens, click on this link then click on RUN and follow the steps, then restart computer and try to run a disc again, if still nothing happens, theres a possibility that the problem is with the hardware side or the media player that you are you using...

Hope this will help...Your response is very much appreciated...

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It doesnt appear on my computer at all. when i put a cd in there i can hear that it try to read the cd but nothing happens.. it doesnt recognize it. even in my computer device manager there is no cd/dvd...

make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem

Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope this helps

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Hi Kundan,

Its not that you need to install anything to make your CD or DVD drive reappear in the My Computer list of Drives. The answer lies elsewhere.

CAUTION / WARNING!: Go ahead and follow these steps only if you are confident of doing it. Else get it done from a hardware engineer.

1. Switch OFF your PC's power supply and unplug it from the AC mains outlet.
2. Open the cover of your PC & look for the data cable connecting your CD/DVD drive to the motherboard.
3. Remove the data cable from the motherboard end and put it back in the same manner.
4. Do the same on the CD/DVD Drive's end as well.
5. Also remove and put in again the power socket of the CD/DVD Drive.
6. put back the PC's cover.
7. Plug in your PC to the AC Mains and switch ON the power.
8. Start you PC and let it boot normally.
8a. Go into your CMOS setup (by either pressing the Del key or the F2 key) whatever the case
might be. Here, look for auto detection of the drives attached to the motherboard's SATA or
IDE ports (again whatever your case may be) If it shows your drives i.e. Hard drive and the
CD/DVD drive then it should appear when you restart your PC. Press F10 and say Y in the
Save & Exit Setup window. This will save your CMOS settings and reboot.
9. Once everything has started up and you see your desktop with its icons & everything, go in My Computer and see again for the CD/DVD drive. It must appear.

If it still doesn't appear then try this:


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