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My cd/dvd drive does not show up in my computer or device manager, I also cannot use is now that it is not showing. How can I correct this problem?

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SOURCE: DVD-RW optical drive

is your dvd detected in bios ?
if yes, it's windows issue.
follow the step by step from this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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SOURCE: my cd-rom drive cant be found code 19

try this, go to reg edit and then go here HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} then delete upper and lower filters then reboot the computer, hope this helps

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: acer aspire can't find the dvd to play cd's

again this is a classic vista problem, i have worked with vista machines for a while now and still i can't find the reason vista does this. I did find a soloution that worked on a few machines but not on all!!
i put the computer to sleep and woke it again using the on/off button and it came back.
try this !!!


good luck

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: CANNOT FIND CD/DVD DRIVE ON ACER ASPIRE 5100

Is the hardware listed in the BIOS? When the computer first starts up hit a key to get in the BIOS (Esc, F2 or F10 are most likely). If it's not listed in the BIOS then it's likely a hardware problem. Try checking the connections to make sure it's plugged in and getting power.

If it is listed in the BIOS, it's likely a problem within Windows. Check Acer's website for known issues with the cd-rom.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: acer aspire can't find the dvd to play cd's

In the device manager, select the DVD ROM and UNINSTALL / REMOVE the device.  Restart Windows . . . did this work?  If not, boot into your CMOS and see if the drive is being detected by the motherboard... if yes, look further and make sure the settings for the drive are correct. Make sure that all IDE interfaces are enabled in the CMOS settings (both)

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

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The below step will surely resolve the issue..

CD/DVD drive in device manager and the CD/DVD properties in device manager shows error code 10 , 19 , 31 , 32 , 39 or 41, please use the following steps:
This issue occurs due to an incorrect registry entry, which might be created due to installation of an incompatible CD/DVD burning program. We will remove the registry entry and re-install the CD/DVD drive and the issue will be fixed.
1. Click on Start and type regedit in the search box and hit enter. It will open Registry Editor window.
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3. Click on File and Export, it will open a new window.
4. Select Desktop from left pane in the new window and put file name as regbackup and click on Save.
5. It will create a back up of the registry on desktop.
In case something goes wrong during modifying registry, this registry backup can be used to restore to original registry.
6. Now in registry editor click on triangle symbol next to the following items in the left pane:
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9. Please right click on UpperFilter and LowerFilters and select delete.
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