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Bought a new Targus DVD/CD Rom Driver, plugged into Eee PC Netbook, and computer says to please place a disk in the driver. Repeats even when a disk is placed inside. Using Windows 7 and very annoyed...

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Hello. For a few days now my dvd rom player on my acer laptop has stopped working. I have just bought the sims 3 on pc dvd rom and the drive does not detect the cd. Please help . Thankyou


Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
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

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark?! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
hope this helps you

Aug 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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The targus dvd model number adv01us is plugged into the usb port on my laptop.. I put in a DVD, but I keep getting a message to insert a dvd.


make sure that the cd/dvd rom is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd including electrical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd rw then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives if you see a yellow question mark? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
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

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

Apr 03, 2011 | Targus Computers & Internet

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Hp dvd rw ds-8a1p drive driver please


you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd-rom then plug them back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you will see options to update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
hope this helps dont forget to vote

Mar 12, 2011 | HP (346789-001) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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My laptop says I don't have a DVD burner but I do. How can I reinstall it?


you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
if your computer came with a disc the drivers could be on it
make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem

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

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.


hope this helps
dont forget to vote

Feb 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to reboot pc1000HA netbook which doesnot have a cd rom.


I have an ASUS Eee PC like yours. I bought a USB CD drive for external use for this purpose. If you can borrow one, that's even better. They do come in handy though.

Feb 03, 2011 | ASUS Eee Pc 1000Ha 160G Netbook

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I dont have my installation disk.how do i get another one?


hi!

All the contents of the cd can be downloaded from here:

http://www.notebook-driver.com/asus/asus-eee-pc-1000h-netbook-windows-xp-driver-and-utilities/

Regards!

Dec 06, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 1000H Laptop

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My pc doesnt detect my HL-DT-ST-DVD-RAM-GSA-H55N LG super multi dvd/cd-rom, i tried checking ide cables but still it doesnt read, i cant even see the dvd/cd-rom on device manager------there is no...


you might have to uninstall both the dvd/cd + its drivers then reinstall them actually unplug the cd/dvd from its power cable then restart your computer plug it back in your computer should activate found new hardware or
control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
hope this helps

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Targus CD/DVD does not show in directory


try to use another usb cable for your external dvd drive>>>> then if it's not working again try to check the bios setup if the optical drive is enable. if the setting is disable please change it to enable>>> if still not work back on where did you bought it>>> maybe it is defective...

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Asus eee pc 900 /windows/system32/config/system


2 problems, your using a netbook that doesnt have an optical drive (cd/dvd) and you need a windows cd.
I dont think there is anything you can do until you call your retailer and request a copy of windows cd.
After that you can do a windows repair. Use the link below to see you options for accessing the cd once you have it.
http://www.itworld.com/windows/68069/three-ways-install-windows-7-netbook

Aug 29, 2009 | ASUS Eee PC 900 16G Notebook

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