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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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  • shaikahmed Dec 19, 2007

    i am not able to open cd in dvd rom. please tell me what i want to do for this

  • rickee2u Dec 08, 2008

    cd drive is not visible in my computer. even i can not open with exit button.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    i can't able to view my Combo drive in the laptop can i know the why it is.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    my dvd drive is not visible... and dats why i not able to access my dvd's. help me out

  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    my dvd drive is not accessible...............what is the problem??

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

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Follow this steps.....

Click on start > Run >

type Regedit and press Enter


Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CURRENTCONTROLSET >CONTROL > CLASS > {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

export ur key...

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


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