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CD ROM not reading discs. Can not locate D Drive after right click explore.

I put a data or music disc in driver but system does recognize that there is a disc in the hard drive. Even after I right click start and explore   the D drive is not there.
can the drive be downloaded or reinstalled with out having to re install XP operating system...

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    Isaac Stradling Nov 26, 2007

    I have the same problem, the cd drive does not read any type of cd's (audio or data). the drawer does open and close, but even in my computer the d: drive does not exist, i have checked in the device manager and that is no help either because the only cd drive that appears may also be in the my computer file but, this drive only acts like a virtual drive as there is no response to the eject command when you right click on the icon. But it is not a virtual drive so i have no answers.

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Try this.

 

Click the Start button, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

 

click the + sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

click the + sign next to  SYSTEM

click the + sign next to  CurrentControlSet

click the + sign next to  Control

click the + sign next to  Class

Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Delete upper or lower filters. if you see them both delete them both.

 

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