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My pc does not recognizing optical drive

My DVD rom is not functioning or even not recognising by laptop. Even its icon is not being shown in my conputer.

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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 computer then plug them back in restart your this should activate the found new hardware wizard. If this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem "you only need to do the following" 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.

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SOURCE: Doesnt boot from DVD rom

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I know it sounds a bit odd but were u using a bootable disk to boot?
If yes, then try epgrading ur BIOS version it may help.

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Try to boot from bootable cd, if it wont boot then you need new cdrom.

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Sounds like it could be a faulty drive. Will it play any CD/DVD like a data or music one?

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SOURCE: TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H ATA drive not recognizes

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-go to this website http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
-download and run the FixIT found at the middle part of the webpage

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SOURCE: dvd rom is not readable or not showne in my computer

I have had the same problem and error code.
It started as an intermitant fault and then just stopped working.
You can try going into device manager and uninstalling the dvd drive, it will automatically reinstall.
I had to buy a replacement off ebay for about £20, they want about £100 for a new 1

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