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Cannot locate disc detector

I am on Windows XP and cannot locate my disc detector in my control panel. How do I get it back?

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  14. Unnecessarily loud and cheerful startup noises. Make mental note to turn off all sounds later.
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  32. Back to Device Manager.
  33. Uninstall old-and-inferior driver.
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  36. “This driver may cause your computer to become unstable.” OK.
  37. “This driver may…” OK.
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