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CD ROM not Detected

My CDROM GCR-8525B cannot detect on both IDE sockets.I think this problem is due to installing wrong FRIMWARE. What could i do to solve this problem.My OS is WinXP. Plz help me???????

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Is the Drive detected in the BIOS? Can you boot from your XP or any bootable disc? If so try this solution:

Always backup your registry before editing and use care to find exact key!
Start Registry Editor (Start, Run and type in regedit then click)

Find "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" (and "UpperFilters.bak" "LowerFilters.bak", if they exist) value under the following key in the registry, and delete it:


Quit Registry Editor.


NOTE: You might need to reinstall any CD recording apps you have, if they start to not work completely, after doing this.

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