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Acer 4520 cd/dvd driver problem

My cd/dvd drive is unable to detect any cd/dvd.there is no icon for cd/dvd drives in 'my computer' .device manager also doesnot show the cd/dvd drives.wat should i do? I'm also having the same exact problem. I'm using an ACER 4520 Aspire. Running both Ubuntu/linux and windows vista (rarely). My laptop stopped reading or detecting my DVD writter a few days ago. Neither OS nor BIOS are detecting my DVD I've tried another internal DVD combo from an old Toshiba laptop of mine that works like a charm on Toshiba. But never worked on My Aspire. I guess the problem is with the motherboard, and it seems ACER isn't a leading company as I thought it was, at least in my perspective. I'm intending to buy and external DVD... what to do!!! Just liked to participate, coz I'm really pissed off.

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Try to use another DVD. you told you tried you old DVD from your toshiba. maybe is not compatible.. try in another.. then use your DVD in another laptop if the same from problem.check your board and DVD connection...if this under warranty bring to warranty..

if in Bios also can not detect this is hardware problem...

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Icon of DVD/CD ROM driver of Acer Aspire 4520 doesn't indicate in My Computer pannel and as a result I can't work with the DVD/CD ROM.Please help me.


if you want a shortcut so to get to your cd/dvd's
click start click on my computer you will see your cd/dvd drives right click on the cd/dvd drive you should create shortcut another message will appear windows cannot create short cut here do you want it to create one one your desktop another way to get the cd/dvd drives
click start all programs accessories you will see windows explorer in the list click to open up then on my computer you will see your drive/s click on cd or dvd
you could create a shortcut for windows explorer by right clicking on it send to desktop to create shortcut if you mean that you cant see your cd/dvd in windows eplorer
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem 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. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark?! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
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Acer 4520 unable to read the CD DVD ROM drive. When it is starting it does detect it, but after it enters Windows it doesn t even show up on the Device Manager. Actions taken: Restore...


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if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
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

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{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

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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.
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My cd/dvd drive is unable to detect any cd/dvd.acer aspire 4520


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Hi, the error code that you have is a known issue from Microsoft that needs a registry tweaks. Error code means "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (code 39)" . You can click on this link for your reference http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461/en-us

To resolve this problem, remove the affected filter drivers. To do this, follow these steps:1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
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3. In the right pane, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.
4. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.
5. In the right pane, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.
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This will surely help you resolve your issue. Good Luck!!!
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