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CD Drive not working at all

My CD drive doesn't work; it isn't even listed when I open "my computer"; I've uninstalled and reinstalled. I've tried several CDs.
I have a Gateway GT5464 model. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

In the Device Manager - it shows this:
DVD/CD-ROM drives
ATAPI DVD A DH16A1p ATA Device
and it has a caution sign (exclamation point) i have the same problem. It was a IDE drive so i switch the CD drive and put another one on. The new drive was SATA but it still showes the same problem...I DONT GET IT..PLEASE HELP>>>

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same porblem code 37

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Your question is listed under Aser aspire model T180.




    When you stated that uninstalled and reinstalled several times you are talking about the software , correct? An IDE drive would have to be set to Slave or Cable direct. Was it? The S ATA drive would have to have a driver installed .


    http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/100956...

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If its the only CD Drive on that IDE cable it wouldn't be set as slave, would be on Master.

Yes you can go to http://www.driverguide.com you can download updated drivers for IDE and SATA on your PC.I checked on Acer support but there website isnt't working correctly for me.

Try updating the drivers, and try both drives again one at a time.

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, you now have a fresh installation of Windows. Once you’ve set your system up you might like to consider creating a drive image. Next time you want to reinstall Windows you simply copy this back on to your C: drive – this gets the job done in half the time and without the worry of setting it all up again.

Reinstalling your hardware

Run Add New Hardware from the Control Panel and Windows searches for plug-and-play devices that aren’t properly installed, producing a list like this.

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