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My gateway desktop 500xl Computer - I installed a new cd and a new dvd player and they are the same problem I had with the old ones . They open and close and the cd and dvd both sound like they are spinning but nothing appear on the screen of the computer Please help

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  • billpaso May 01, 2010

    When I went to the My Computer - there was a 3 1/2 uinch listed and I even went to Regidit and it sent me to Regidit .com and I loaded the infor you gave me and hit search and it came back "could not find" So I steill have the same problem. Is it kpossible I have wide tape with maste and slave written on it plugged in backwards. as you can tell I know nothing about computers and am 789 years old so I really need help . Thanks for this try

  • billpaso May 01, 2010

    Stupid reporting back , I only have Master and Slave I don't find CS . I took out the CD player and disconnected the Slave which was connedted to it. I then restarted the computer and still nothing . I did however find the way into regidit and clicked althe way to the numbers you gave me and I did not find Upper filters and lower filters. All of the items seemed to be connected to "mouse" items there was nothing to do with filters. I did not understand the instruction :" if you see the device you have connected " if nothing else I followed the instructions for regitdit , sorry I still need your help

  • billpaso May 01, 2010

    Is it possible to have turned the gray tape 180 degrees ane would it create a major problem to turn it , or how can I be sure it is plugged in in the right direction.

  • billpaso May 01, 2010

    HOLD IT !!!!!!!! hOLDIT !!!!! YOU ARE A GENIUS . IF I COULD ONLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WE COULD HAVE HAD THIS DONE A LONG TIME AGO. I went through the instructions and got to the right number and deleted the "upper Filter" and there was no Lower filter but when I started it back up both units worked and I really want to thank you and thanks for sticking with this old senior , it really makes my day . Thanks again. I do have another question for a GENIUS . There are new programs ( games ) that this memory is not big enough , can I add more memory or is it not worth the trouble I respect your opinion and thannk you again

  • billpaso May 01, 2010

    I spoke to soon the cd player is working however the D drive I used twice and now it says " no disc in D Drive" please insert disc . When I put a disc in it just runs and then stops . Don't worry just tell me where to do the evaluation and believe I appreciate what you have done so far. Thannks again



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You do not have problem with Opticale divice this problem is cable only

just folow the step

1 open your CPU case

2 cahck your opticale divece it's ID cable or SATA

3 after that go for a new cable and change that acble which is conacted to motherbord

then try it will work

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Hi billpaso. If you can't see your optical drives (CD/DVD Drives/Writers) in My Computer, then this tutorial will help you:
1. Open regedit and goto:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
2. Delete "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters"keys in right-side pane.
3. Restart the system and now you should have access to your optical drives.
I hope this helps.

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    Leonardo Garcia May 01, 2010

    OK dont worry, I will help you. is not the one I was refering to. It´s regedit.exe

    Let´s try this first because working with the registry is very delicate.

    Check the cables on the back of the DVDs. Or First. Turn off the computer. Remove the CD or the DVD player, just leave one connected. Restart the computer. If you see the device you have connected, then it has to do with the jumpers on the back of the Optical drive.

    Remove both and check the jumpers next to the data cable (the big gray one) and you should find 3 settings, MA (Master), SL (Slave) or CS (Cable select). There´s 2 ways. One is leave BOTH on CS or leave ONE MA and the other one SL. That should take care of the problem.

    If you do have everything correctly then you have to try go to the registry by clicking Start - Run -and type "regedit" (with no quotes) and find the key y provided before.

    Please let me know if you need further assistance. Thank you

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    Leonardo Garcia May 01, 2010

    YAY!! I´m really glad you were able to do it and now it´s working ok.

    Regarding the memory. You will need a PC2100 DDR memory. 1 GB should be around $40 because it is an older technology. That should be enough if you have WIndows XP for regular programs but the more the better. I think the max is 2 GB.

    Please do not forget to rate my response and provide a testimonial if possible, so it counts towards my goal. Thank you :D



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