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When i bring up the windows explorer - there is no cd drive displayed. yes - there are drives in the slots - they open and close - but that is the extent of their usefulness...

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Blue light on runs, but pc doesnt see it


Has the drive been used previously? Possibly on a Mac or Linux machine? If so then Windows may be having a problem recognizing the file system the drive is set up with. Try connecting the drive to the PC, turning off your PC and then turning it on while tapping the Del key. This should bring you to the BIOS where you can have a look around (mostly in the Boot menu) to see if the BIOS can recognize the drive. If the BIOS can see it but Windows can't, it's most likely a problem with the file system. Bring the drive to any Windows or Linux based machine (or make your own Ubuntu Live CD and do it yourself) and reformat the drive to either FAT32 or NTFS (NTFS being the best choice). Windows should have no problem picking up the drive then.

If the BIOS doesn't recognize the drive, bring the drive to another computer and test there. It may be that the power is going to the drive but either not enough to start the hard drive spinning, or that the drive itself has failed. Either way, it's pretty much dead.

Don't forget that most external hard drives and the likes come with pretty long warranties (lifetime in some cases) and you should always contact the manufacturer to find out if it can be replaced or repaired free of charge.

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To resolve this issue, edit the Microsoft Windows registry to identify the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive as a recordable drive. To do this, follow these steps.WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
1. Click Start, and then click Run. 2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK. 3. Expand the following registry subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CD Burning\Drives 4. On the File menu, click Export. 5. In the File name box, type backup of drives key, and then click Save.

Note You can restore this registry subkey by double-clicking the backup of drives key.reg file that you saved. 6. In the left pane of the Registry Editor window, click the Volume{GUID} folder under Drives, where GUID is a 32-character hexadecimal globally unique identifier.

Note If you have more than one CD-ROM drive in the computer, an additional Volume{GUID} folder is listed for each drive. 7. In the right pane of the Registry Editor window, double-click Drive Type. 8. In the Value data box, type 1 or 2, depending on the drive type, and then click OK.

The drive type should be 1 if it is a CD-R and 2 if it is a CD-RW. 9. Quit Registry Editor. 10. Click Start, and then click My Computer. 11. Under Devices with Removable Storage, right-click the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu. 12. If the Recording tab is displayed, Windows recognizes the drive as a recordable device. 13. Click Cancel.

Note If you have more than one CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive, or CD-RW drive in the computer and the Recording tab is not displayed, an incorrect drive may have been configured as "recordable" in the Windows registry. To troubleshoot this issue, follow these steps: a. Follow steps 1 through 9 to edit the Drive Type value of the Volume{GUID} folder whose value you previously changed. b. In the Value data box, type 3, and then click OK.

The drive type value of 3 indicates that the drive is a standard CD-ROM and is not writable. c. In the left pane of the Registry Editor window, click the next Volume{GUID} folder. d. Follow steps 7 and 8 to change the Value data entry to 1 or 2, depending on the drive type. e. Quit Registry Editor, and then follow steps 10 through 12 to confirm that the Recording tab is displayed in the properties dialog box of the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive.

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Using Windows Vista on Dell Dimension Desktop: Windows Explorer does not show a DVD drive. The eject-close button does not extend or retract the disk tray. I have opened the tray manually with a...


try method 5 listed on this site:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/314060/your-cd-or-dvd-drive-is-not-recognized-by-windows-or-other-programs

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My computer wont show the drive and i cant retreve any of my backups. It has worked fine untill now .


does it show up in the bios on boot?

if not your almost hosed... you need a new controller board for the drive or install the internal disks into a forensics drive kit. (i would take the drive to a recovery specialist. its cheaper than ebaying the parts needed). or just take the cover off and show the kids, display on the wall ect...

if it shows up in the Bios then try a bootable cd, (windows install disk will allow you to drop to DOS).
from dos explore the drives

cd c:

should bring you to c:

mkdir backup

will make a directory called backup

cd d:

should bring you to d:

copy *.* c:/backup

will copy all files in the current directory to the C: drive to the backup folder. path through and get the files you want.

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Toshiba Protege 4004 recognizes a CD-R (52X, 700 MB) blank disk in the drive, displays dialog box "choose program to open the file". Running Windows XP professional, 2002 I want to format the CD, then...


you are getting this message, because it has viruses.
You can open this by selecting inernet explorer from the menu or Open my computer and go to address bar and select CD Drive from the drop down menu. it will open. use a usb harddisk or flash drive to take the back up of your system.

Feb 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Doesn`t work all the time and makes a whirring noise, do i need to buy a new cd/dvd drive?


Before you beginTo determine if the CD or DVD drive displays on the My Computer screen, follow the steps below.
  1. Turn on the computer and remove any discs from the CD/DVD drive.
  2. In Windows 98 and Me, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop. In Windows XP, click Start and then My Computer .
  3. A CD/DVD drive icon displays on the My Computer screen when Windows recognizes the drive. If Windows recognizes the drive, find and use a section below that pertains to the CD-writing software with the issue.
  4. If the drive does not display on the My Computer screen, go to the Microsoft support website and search for documents on missing CD DVD drive .
RecordNow by Veritas/HP/Sonic does not recognize the CDRW or DVD+RW driveIf RecordNow does not recognize the CDRW or DVD+RW drive, follow the steps below.
NOTE: Install any updates for the RecordNow engine available on the Sonic support web site (in English). Step 1: Uninstalling RecordNowTo uninstall RecordNow to reset the software and cause it to look for the CDRW or DVD+RW drive again, follow the steps below.
NOTE: The steps below pertain to Windows XP.
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel .
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs .
  3. Select Record Now and then click Add/Remove .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions until the uninstaller finishes.
  5. Select DirectCD and then click Add/Remove .
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions until the uninstaller finishes.
  7. Remove any discs from the drives and restart the computer.
Step 2: Installing RecordNow using Application RecoveryAfter Windows restarts, install the RecordNow software to begin creating CDs.To install the RecordNow software, follow the steps below.
  1. Click Start , All Programs , HP Tools or Compaq Tools , and then Application Recovery .
  2. Click Application Installation and then click Next .
  3. Select HP Record Now or Sonic RecordNow! and then click Install .
  4. The installation automatically installs all files. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Restart the computer after the installation completes.
The HP Record Now or Sonic RecordNow! software should now recognize the CDRW drive. Back to topRoxio (Adaptec's) Easy CD Creator does not detect the CDRW driveEasy CD Creator produces an error message when it is unable to detect the drive, such as: There are currently no supported CD Recorders available...To prevent these errors from occurring, follow the steps below.
NOTE: Windows XP is not compatible with Easy CD Creator 4 and earlier. If the HP Pavilion computer was updated to Windows XP from Windows 98 or Me, use the native CD writing ability in Windows XP or purchase and install CD writing software that is compatible. Step 1: Installing updates for Roxio (Adaptec) Recording Software If the recording software is from Roxio (formerly Adaptec), go to the Roxio software updates page (in English) to obtain any software updates that are available for Easy CD Creator (with or without CD Copier or Direct CD). If Roxio still does not detect the CDRW drive after installing the updates, continue to the next step. Step 2: Changing the CD drive letter back, if it changedUpgrading to Windows 98 or Windows Me can change the drive letter to a different letter and make the drive undetectable to Easy CD Creator. To change the drive letter back to F or another previously designated letter, follow the steps below.
  1. Right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
  2. Click Properties . The System Properties window opens.
  3. Click the Device Manager tab.
  4. Click the plus sign next to CD-ROM .
  5. Double-click the CD-ROM name and then click the Settings tab.
  6. Under Reserved drive letters , select M (or the previously assigned letter) from the drop-down list. Be sure that both the Start drive letter and the End drive letter are the same.
  7. Click OK , Close , and then Yes .
  8. Restart the computer. If Easy CD Creator continues to fail to recognize the CDRW drive, continue to the next step.
Step 3: Uninstalling Easy CD CreatorIf the above steps fail to make Easy CD Creator recognize the CDRW, recover Easy CD Creator by uninstalling it. Recovering Easy CD Creator resets the software and causes it to look for the CDRW drive again. Be sure that you have the last recovery disc of your Pavilion recovery disc set before continuing.uninstall Easy CD Creator, Step 4: Installing Easy CD Creator using Application Recovery

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run checkdisk command cd /D <drive letter> chkdsk/r and say yes this will fix any errors on on drive

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i hope the device is being recognized by os probably windows... if yes some times drive letter doesnt come up in explorer..try typing < next alphabet of last drive letter >: in explorer address bar.

for example if last drive is F: windows try typing G: in address bar in explorer.

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Do other computers read the flash drive? If not, faulty drive. If yes, it may be recognized but you have Auto-play disabled. That's actually a good thing. Assuming this is a Windows computer that is at least XP or newer, open Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) BEFORE connecting the USB drive. Then left-click on the My Computer item. The right side of the screen will display all currently recognized drives. Plug in the USB drive and watch the righ side of the screen. I'll bet a new drive will appear within about 45 seconds. If so, just double click on the new drive and you'll see all your "stuff". If not, you may have a faulty USB port.

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