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Cd drive not working

My computer is not showing cd drive icon & also when i use to switch on the cd drive it does not open

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Follow this step by step Microsoft article to resolve your problem:

If the above link doesn't work copy and paste it in internet explorer.

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My computer will not pick up my drive when i put it in

The windows disk management utility will help solve this issue most of the time. Use the directions below:

Right click on you "My Computer" Icon

A menu will open

Chose "Manage"

The Computer Management window will open

The Computer Management window is broken down into 3 sections.

The first section on the left side of the window shows a menu. Disk Management is on the lower portion of the menu.

The right side is separated into two sections, top and bottom. The top portion shows a list of active drives on the computer. The lower portion shows all drives connected to the computer. CD or DVD drives that have not disk will not show as active drives on the top section, but can be seen in the lower section.

The lower section will show the drive description, drive size and drive condition (online or off line) in small box on the left side of that section. Disk drives will designate a "Drive" and a number. Drive 0 is usually your internal hard drive. Then it would list drive 1, drive 2, etc, depending on how many internal and external drive sources you have connected to your computer. Then it will list your CD drives and generally show their drive letter assignments.

Next to the smaller section described above, is a larger section which shows the driver letter, size of the driver and condition (if working correctly will show "healthy")

This is the area you can right click and get a menu that will allow you to open, explore, mark the partition as active, change the driver letter, format the drive or delete a partition. (A note of caution here. Changing the driver letter on your main hard drive partition will cause windows to stop functioning. The main hard drive, or hard drive partition, is normally given the letter "C".) A hard drive may show two or more partitions with separate drive letters designated for each partition.

A drive that is having a problem may show that it needs to be formatted (status as Unformatted). This can be done from this window. An external drive, whether it is a hard drive or CD/DVD drive, can have the letter designator change done if you want to organize your external drives. There are times when a drive will not show up because the drive letter that they are programmed to use are taken. Most USB drives are programmed to us the letters "F" or "G". In this area, you can assign the USB drive any drive letter that is not being used and this will make it visible in windows.

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I have some photo cd's and don't know how to download them to a file on my PC. Can you help me?

insert the CD to your dvd-Rom then open windows explorer. Go to the DVD-RW drive to your CD folder, then crop or extract every *.jpg extension to your drive C. You can customize or create a folder to which you are going to save the photos from your CD.

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Windows cannot execute sndvol32.exe

Method 1: Add the Volume icon loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); To add the Volume icon to the notification area of your computer, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Copy and paste or type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK: mmsys.cpl
  3. Click to select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box.
  4. Click OK.
If the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area of your computer, you are finished. If you cannot add the Volume icon or if you receive an error message when you try to add it, the Sndvol32.exe file might be damaged or missing. Go to method 2.

Method 2: Save a new copy of the Sndvol32.exe file on your hard disk loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); If the Sndvol32.exe file is damaged or missing, you must extract a new copy of the Sndvol32.exe file from the Windows XP CD and save it on your computer's hard disk. Prerequisites loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); This method requires you to have your Windows XP installation CD.

Note If you do not have access to the Windows XP CD that contains the installation files, ask the network administrator for help if the computer is at your workplace, or contact Support. To contact Microsoft Support, visit the following Microsoft Web site: ( To extract a copy of the Sndvol32.exe file from the Windows XP CD and save it on your computer's hard disk, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive. Press and hold the SHIFT key as you insert the CD to prevent it from starting automatically.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. Copy and paste or type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK: cmdThe command prompt opens.
  4. Type the drive letter of the CD drive or DVD drive, type a colon, and then press ENTER. For example, if your computer's CD drive is drive E, type the following, and then press ENTER: e:
  5. Copy and paste or type the following, and then press ENTER: cd i386
  6. Copy and paste or type the following, and then press ENTER: expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exeNote system_root is the path and folder name where the Windows system files are located on your computer. This is usually C:\Windows. If the folder that contains the Windows system files on your computer is C:\Windows, type the following, and then press ENTER: expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exeNote There is a space between "ex_" and "c:\windows" in this command.
  7. Type exit to exit the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
  8. Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option in method 1).

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Hi Kundan,

Its not that you need to install anything to make your CD or DVD drive reappear in the My Computer list of Drives. The answer lies elsewhere.

CAUTION / WARNING!: Go ahead and follow these steps only if you are confident of doing it. Else get it done from a hardware engineer.

1. Switch OFF your PC's power supply and unplug it from the AC mains outlet.
2. Open the cover of your PC & look for the data cable connecting your CD/DVD drive to the motherboard.
3. Remove the data cable from the motherboard end and put it back in the same manner.
4. Do the same on the CD/DVD Drive's end as well.
5. Also remove and put in again the power socket of the CD/DVD Drive.
6. put back the PC's cover.
7. Plug in your PC to the AC Mains and switch ON the power.
8. Start you PC and let it boot normally.
8a. Go into your CMOS setup (by either pressing the Del key or the F2 key) whatever the case
might be. Here, look for auto detection of the drives attached to the motherboard's SATA or
IDE ports (again whatever your case may be) If it shows your drives i.e. Hard drive and the
CD/DVD drive then it should appear when you restart your PC. Press F10 and say Y in the
Save & Exit Setup window. This will save your CMOS settings and reboot.
9. Once everything has started up and you see your desktop with its icons & everything, go in My Computer and see again for the CD/DVD drive. It must appear.

If it still doesn't appear then try this:


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