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If the CD drive is not getting detected in my computer than Delete the upper and lower filters from the following location in registry.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318
On the RHS u will find Upper and lower filters, simply delete it .
Go to the device manger and uninstall the cd drive than restart the pc and than go to device manager and update the cd drive.

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