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My DVD/CD drive intermittently works. It disappears frequently.

It disappears from Device Manager and My Computer and only re-appears when I re-start my computer and push in the device on the side. I have tried updating, uninstall and re-installing and the same problem exists. Must I replace the drive itself when this on-off problem occurs?

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Look at the where the cords hook up and be sure there is no dust or they have'nt came part way unpluged
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I have an Acer Aspire 5332 and the CD-Rom/DVD Drive (Optiarc DVD RW AD-7580S ATA Device) is not working properly...every time I put a disk of any kind (i.e CD/DVD/Game) it doesnt recognize it and load


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
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

Mar 22, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

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CD-DVD drive is not detecting/working


Click Start button, type Device Manager in the Start search box and hit enter key.
Device Manager window opens.
Expand Cd-Dvd Rom devices.
You will find Cd-Dvd driver listed here with yellow ! mark.
Right click on the driver and select uninstall.
It will get disappeared now.
Now minimize the Device Manager.

Click Start, type regedit in the start search box and hit enter key.
Registry editor opens.
Please locate then expand following subkeys :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM
CurrentControlSet
Control
Class

Now please select the following entry through cursor.
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Now look for UpperFilter or LowerFilter or both in the right pane.
Right click on UpperFilter and/or LowerFilter and delete them.
Press F5 key once and close the registry editor.

Maximize the Device manager now.
Click Action menu at top of Device Manager then click Scan for hardware changes.
It will reload the Cd-Dvd driver without yellow ! mark and the issue is resolved.

on Sep 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hp pavilion dv 6910us with windows 7 ultimate 64 bit doesn't recognize my installed dvd rw drive by pioneer model kd08... sometimes it will appear in devices with removable media but will later...


this could be a registry issue
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? 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
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. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

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 administrive tools computer management 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
hope this helps you

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CD/DVD Drive now disappeared


Sorry to say that your cd/dvd drive is DEAD

You need a replacement

You have done all you could to see if the registry is corrupted and drivers are installed which are the basic things the drive needs to run

Since you have said that you did these things the last resort is to now declare it dead and replace the drive.

Mar 19, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I put this system in my truck and the dvd player wont work on it


Please try to download the codecs and also try with the un-installing the DVD drive from the device manager.

Codecs weblink : http://www.free-codecs.com/K_lite_codec_pack_download.htm

Copy and paste this web link in the address bar.

Locate " Download [ K-Lite Codec Pack 5.6.1 FULL ] " from the list and click on it to start downloading the codecs. Once the download is complete, please double click on the downloaded file to install.

To uninstall and re-install the CD/DVD drive, please follow the below steps :

For Windows XP :

Click start >> Run >> type devmgmt.msc in the text field and click OK.

This will open the device manager window.

For Windows Vista and Windows 7 :

Click Start >> type devmgmt.msc in the start search field and hit enter key on the keyboard.

This will open the device manager window.

You will see a list of devices in the device manager window.

Click on + sign beside the CD/DVD ROM listed there. This will open the name of the device listed there. Right click on the device name listed there and click uninstall from the dropdown list.

This will disappear the device name from there.

To re-install the CD/DVD ROM drive :

Click on Action tab from the top of device manager window. Click Scsn for hardware changes from there.

This will re-install the CD/DVD drive in the device manager.

Try playing DVD's and check for the issue.....

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Try changing the power socket attached to your DVD drive with other available one, and restart your machine. If it is not yet shown in My Computer. try replacing the ribbon connector from motherboard to DVD Drive. If it is not yet shown in My Computer you try then to enter setup from start up to manually detect your DVD Drive. If you need to buy a new drive you can get it at any computer shop or at dell service center.

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this is a known issue check the microsoft website on how to work on this,. look for the part where you need to do something with your registry.

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Remove the drive name from Device Manager:
Select the drive name.
Click the Uninstall or Remove button (in Windows XP this is the square button with a red X, ).
Click Yes or OK to remove the CD listing.
Do not restart the computer.
Close Device Manager .
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