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Sony Optiarc AD-7261S Not detecting

Soo.. I have a Sony Optiarc AD-7261S and my pc isnt even detecting it, got it OEM, so no disc, and everything Ive tried thus far as has failed, little help?

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click start Control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives + to expand could be a yellow question or exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click update drivers

you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd rom then plug them back in this will activate found new hardware wizard

you need only do the registry check if you cant see the drive/s in windows explorer/my computer

to check the registry
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.


hope this helps you

Posted on Feb 29, 2012

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    robertwmedle Jan 15, 2013

    Oh man you don't even know how helpful this has been. Ive tried so many fixes and been through hell. Thanks a million!

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