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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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Re: CD ROM not reading discs. Can not locate D Drive...

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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