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Gateway Laptop DVD/CD Problem

I have a Gateway 6439 laptop. My DVD/CD player reads in use in the properties. No disk are in the system. I believe this problem resulted from stopping a CD while in use. My system has since been slowed and my audio now sounds interupted. Any solutions

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Clean the lence of dvd player or replace with new good one

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Click start control panel system and security system device manager, management, scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question/exclamation mark ? or a red X right click you will have options to 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 if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
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Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
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Lower Filters

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

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you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel system and security scroll to sytem tab you will see device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark? ! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
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you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or
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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
click start control panel administrive 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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

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.


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you shouldnt need to disassemble the whole laptop more than likely there will be a couple of screws holding it in on my laptop it had a small cd looking symbol etched into the plastic next to the screw i unscrewed that one and my dvd drive pulled right out
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little pricey but im sure you can find a better deal if you look around also check out http://www.newegg.com under the computers catigory they might have a good deal on one for ya just make sure you get the right one for your model

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DEVICE MANAGER UNINSTALL THE DRIVE THEN RESTART PC AND REINSTALL
THEN DO A DISK DEFRAG
LET ME KNOW IF THIS SOLVED IF NOT WE CAN TRY ANOTHE SOLUTION AND PLEASE RATE ME

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