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Let's start with the obvious...Did you press the eject/ pull-in button on the drive when the computer was on? Do you have power to the drive when the computer is on (does the light on the front of the drive light up when you first boot up your computer?) Is the front of the drive flush against the computer and not sticking out a little? If the answers to all of the questions is yes, then you have a jammed drive. By the way, does it make any noises when you first turn on the computer or does the light on t only flash with no noises? If you have confirmed everything, now is time to get messy! Turn off the power to your computer and pull off the panal that exposes the motherboard and all of the devices inside. Take the connectors off the drive in question and unscrew the mounting screws. Slide the drive out and put it on the desk or table. Manually pull out the drawer where the CD is and take it out....buy a NEW drive and toss the old one!
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Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
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.
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.
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