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Acer 5100 cd/dvd drive no longer appears as a device - anywhere

My 1 year+ Acer 5100 laptop (with Vista Home Premium) no longer lists/recognizes my cd/dvd rom drive (no, it's not in my device manager or bios either). Reinstalling doesn't work because there's no listing to click on. I've removed and checked the drive, etc.
The thing whirs and tries to read when I insert a disc, but the software burn programs list "no device".

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  • 2eagle Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks. Did some research on the disk cleaners. Major problem there: they require an active drive to read, and activate the disk/clean program. Therein lies the rub! My drive won't read the disk!

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Try a disk cleaner it might be dirty inside and they are very sensative

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  • melissa titus Dec 21, 2008

    if it turns it will cleanit enough that it should start reading if that is the problem

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http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx

Select the model and update the BIOS.

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You can check the BIOS to see if the drive is recognized and even attempt to boot from the drive using a bootable CD to verify it is functional (if using the Windows disc - just verify it reads - DO NOT REINSTALL)

If the drive works use the following to get the drive back in Windows:

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:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Quit Registry Editor.

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If it is listed in the BIOS, it's likely a problem within Windows. Check Acer's website for known issues with the cd-rom.

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Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services and make sure the "Shell hardware detection" is enabled and set to automatic.

Here's a FIX from Microsoft although you did not mention any errors.

Worth a try though if the first suggestion doesn't work.

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