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Missing cdrom drive

My cdrom drive is missing on "my computer"

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  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2008

    No detection problem in BIOS Utility SET UP & during booting. But there is no CD ROM drive on My Computer. I've done many ways like Device Manager, REGEDIT, System Restore & Driver Update. In Device Manager, there is CD ROM entry with exclamation ( ! ) mark. When I update the driver..."Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)". In REGEDIT, when I click the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} the upper/lower filters didn't appear. System Restore has "no improvements" as well. And it's very difficult to find "Driver Update" support from the manufacturer. I wish someone can provide info to solve my problem. And who knows, may be I can return back something to him/her like a simple "Thank You so much".

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2008

    Thanks for comment by chandra_anc, posted on Feb 05, 2008. There's a possibility that my problem is of "corrupt driver". Now, how can I reformat or reinstall my system if my optical drive is not working properly? The same situation appears even I replaced the ODD with the good one. Is there any other way that my system disc can be read with other device? Still, thank you so much for your effort & support to my problem.

  • Jojosmooth1 Feb 20, 2008

    I having the same problem.

  • cheloe96 Jan 24, 2009

    I am running a G4 Tower Mac OS 10.3.9 when I try and burn a CD I get erro message X080020025 but I can play music cds Help??

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    I cannot view my CD ROM Drive, It is not even listed in the device manager. I have tried deleting upper and Lower filters in regedit, however, I did not see any filters.

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Is the LED of your CD ROM blinking? If yes then go to device manager by right clicking the My Computer icon and then click the Properties command. In the Properties window select the Hardware tab and then click the device manager. Is the CD ROM entery there! yes> right click and enable the device. If no then reformat your hard disc and reinstall.
In case your CD ROM's LED is not blinking (Rarest case) then simply check all the cables connected to it, atleast the power cable. if it is still not working, your CD ROM got damaged and there is a time to change it.

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  • Satish Chandra Feb 05, 2008

    The only problem here is of corrupt Driver. It might have gone out of Order by its own or due to some Viruses. The best possible option in less time is that reformat and reinstall your system. Of course, you must take backup your Data on a Flash/Pen Drive before you do so.

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shut down the computer completely and disconnect power cable connection. make sure all cables to the CDROM are connected properly. If they are , remove the cables.
Remove the CDROM, clean it from any dust or debris with air compressor inside bay area and around the connection circuits. Replace the CDROM back into tray and start up computer. If problem persists. go to www.hp.com , retrieve CDROM part number and get a quote for replacement CDROM drive. The one you have obviously does not work at all.

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go to start -> run here in the run box write devmgmt.msc This will lead to device manager here in disk drives or sata-ata remove ur cdrom driver by right clicking it and choose uninstall. This will uninstall the drivers for cdrom and now at the top where ur computer name displayed right click on it and select scan for hardware changes. It will automatically install drivers for it.

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Registry corrupted


There is way too little information to solve this problem.
The registry does not corrupt a CDROM drive.
A CDROM drive does not corrupt a registry.
A boot setting is not a registry.

If your computer cannot find the CDROM drive during BOOT, it may be unplugged or turned off in the BOOT Settings.

Most likely, the drive is defective and needs to be replaced. The new drive will be automatically recognized during boot or you may need to turn it on in the boot settings.

Anything else will need a much more detailed question.

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My laptop acer aspire4730z i got problem with my cd-rom(can't run)Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) ...my cd-rom drive(tsstcorpcd...


You have one of two problems....

1 - The driver for the cdrom drive has become corrupted somehow and needs replacing. Go out to the ACER website and download the cdrom driver specific to your make and model of computer (it is IMPORTANT that you provide specific information in the window boxes to get the correct driver for your hardware.) Once you have the new driver, uninstall the device from within Device Manager. Reboot the computer and when Windows proclaims it has found a new device, select to install the device driver from a specific location. Browse to the folder where you expanded the drivers and let Windows install and update the drivers from that location. OR the other possibility is....

2 - Your cdrom drive has died. Remedy, have it replaced.

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My cd drive will read cds but not dvds i try to istall somethig it wont work


Hi dkush29306,

while the other two posters have pointed out the obvious, that CDROM drives only read CDs, and that you need a DVD drive to read DVDs, i would like to add something to this.

I will asume you have a CDROM COMBO Drive, that *should* play CDRs and DVDs.

if you find it does spin CDs up and read them, but not DVDs then i might be able to offer some suggestions.

firstly, make sure there is no software conflicts (like two CD Writing softwares trying to use the CD Drive at the same time.. ). you shouldnt have to worry about drivers for the CDROM, as the default OS ones should suffice. but they may be corrupt. you could goto Device Manager if you are on Windows, and uninstall and reinstall the driver for the CDROM. it should find it automatically in the install wizard.

ok at this point i don't see how software could cause any other issue , so we should look at it being a hardware issue:

if you have the ability, try changing the IDE Ribbon Cable that connects the CDROM to the Motherboard. if that doesnt work, try changing which plug in the IDE cable the CDROM plugs into. these plugs usually have a blue plug at one end (motherboard end), and there is two plugs at the other end, or master and slave. keep the jumper pin on the CDROM set to Cable Select, so you dont need to change it to slave, when its plugged into the slave port, or master pin if set to the master port.

finally, if none of that helps (and it probably won't ) you might find that the actual fault is due to the laser in the CDROM not focusing tightly enough and therefore cannot read the data on a DVD ROM because of this. the only way to tell if this is ok or not, is to plug it into another computer and see if it can read DVDs.

you might just be better off spending 20-50$ and buying a new CDROM Combo drive from your local computer hardware store.

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This might be as a result of CDROM Drive speed.
Generally the spin speed of CDROM Drives are always different, and there are some desktop CDROM drives that have Spin Speed as High as 60X...yes, because I have used one before. What in this case, I would suggest you do this, : Provided the Notebook CDROM Drive can read other disks, then just try and use your desktop to burn the CD disk onto another CD Disk, then try the newly burnt disk on your laptop.
And if you have an external drive, you can just copy the CD contents using a NERO burner software or any other CD Burning software, and transfer it to your laptop.
Hope this help you out.
Goodluck!

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If you know how to open your laptop, you can try seeing if the cable to the CDROM is connected properly. On startup, does your computer recognize the drive? If it's not the cable, you need a new cdrom drive.

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Hedge,

Can you see it in your device manager? if you can't then its a physical problem which means you will need to double check your physical connections between the cdrom and your motherboard as well as the power connections.
Another way to double check is go to your bios and see if the biois detects your cdrom. If it doesnt then i think you cdrom is dead.

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