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My CD RW/COMBO drive is not visible in My computer

Hi all.. I am new to computers. I purchased a new HP computer. windows XP is installed in that. due to some virus threat, it is once again re installed. It worked properly for some days... suddenly on one day... I could not see cd drive in my computer (all other drives & removable drive are visible) except cd drive. I am able to open and close the cd drive but, i could not access it. How can I get back the cd drive in My computer list... in device manager a yellowish question mark is appearing on cd drive... please help....

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Re: my CD RW/COMBO drive is not visible in My computer

Removing Drive in Device Manager
Remove the drive name from Device Manager:
Select the drive name.
Click the Uninstall or Remove button (in Windows XP this is the square button with a red X, ).
Click Yes or OK to remove the CD listing.
Do not restart the computer.
Close Device Manager .
If your computer has Windows XP, restart computer!

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Re: my CD RW/COMBO drive is not visible in My computer

I cant see my dvd/cd drive in"my computer" wndow, but it is visible in "device manager"

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Re: my CD RW/COMBO drive is not visible in My computer

Follow this steps.....

Click on start > Run >

type Regedit and press Enter


export ur key...

n if you see lower n upperlim key in right side... just delete them...

now restart your pc... if you using Xp

n for more info... contact me

9981345592... Anurag sen

bye bye !!!!

Posted on Dec 01, 2010

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