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I have a dell dimension e520 running windows xp pro service pack3 and im having a problem with the dvd-cd rom. one day i log on and pc.could not detect it the icon for it was missing also it say windows has loaded the driver for this device but cannot locate the hardware.so with the little bit of knowledge i do have about pcs.i reconfigured (deleted)the upper and lower filters through the registry editor.and bang it was back but the icon was different it a pic.of a dvd-cd instead of the original icon i dont think this is anything but then it happen for a 2nd time pc. could not detect the dvd-cd rom so i reconfigure filters again and it working now but something tells me its going to happen again.i think another problem is causing this.and since i didnt install a new rom i wondering why it happen can anyone help me because i think its going to happen again PLEASE HELP THANK YOU.

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  • syncere99 Aug 29, 2010

    thanks i will try that and i appreciate your reply when it happened the 2nd time i downloaded a trusted driver program and ran scan and i have a few outdated drivers but it say the driver for the device in question is ok. so i dont know .i will check the data cable because i was just in there a few weeks ago to upgrade ram.but that was weeks ago and this problem just occur today.but i still gonna check cable cuz ya never know.AND THANKS AGAIN.

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