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I got a new computer and downloaded the new windows vista updates and it made is so i cant see my cd/dvd rom drive in my computer settings and it doesnt read discs.

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Earlier versions of Vista PC's didn't have DVD's installed. They had CD's. Hope this helps.

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Try to do system restore, go to start search,type system restore,choose "restore computer to earlier time" choose a date before today.

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I cant see the cd-rom boot order on my boot order sequence


Can you see you cd drive in windows explorer ?
if not it might br a registry problem.
Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

You might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd computer then plug them back in restart your this should activate the found new hardware wizard.

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

"you only need to do the following"

if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer


Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit 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 computerOpen 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.

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Cd/dvd driver missing


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver
If your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it or you could download one.

http://download.cnet.com/dvdram-en-20071009085435-zip/3000-2110_4-172943.html
http://download.cnet.com/dvdram-en-20070907111350-zip/3000-2110_4-170034.html
http://download.cnet.com/dvdram-win2k-5025-en/3000-2110_4-172950.html
http://download.cnet.com/adaptec-udf-reader-driver/3000-2100_4-10021086.html
Adaptec's UDF Reader enables MultiRead CD-ROM drives to read UDF-formatted CD-R and CD-RW discs (such as those written with DirectCD) under Windows 95/98/98SE/NT 4.0/2000.
or
Rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours
http://ct.download.com/clicks?t=1169844150-ce770fd4fbc57664a08aea1a8f03b80d-bf&brand=DOWNLOAD&s=5
Windows XP/Vista/7/8

it might take some time being a freeware driver solution
Note: it will find all of your outdated drivers

This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.

Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.

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Access bios settings on gateway computer


All you need is a Windows Vista 32 or 64bit, depending on your processor, Installation DVD. Place the Installation DVD in the DVD/CD rom and reboot form the DVD/CD rom. Follow instructions.

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I wiped out the cd/dvd DRIVERS on my sony pcv-rs310


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard

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.


hope this helps

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Cd rom


First use the following steps:

Use the following link, scroll a little and click on Fix It

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in the wizard

When completed restart the computer and check the CD/DVD drive

(you may need to run Fix It twice)


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I have an HP Compaq Presario SR1500NX and the CD Rom is not reading any disks. Is there a repair program to fix this?


First, go to "my computer" and see if the cd rom drive is listed. If it is not, you may have to reistall the driver. Which operating system do you have?

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TSS corp cd burner stopped working TS-H292B errow code 28 how can i get it working, wisard can't find hardware


TS-H292B error code 28 go to the device manager, to get there click Control panel, systems, Hardware, Device Manager
click the plus sign given before dvd cd rom drive right click dvd or cd rom and uninstall the driver.
Then restart computer and allow it to recognize cd rom and install updated drivers if this does not work chances are you have a faulty dvd or cd rom go to any wal mart or office depot and get new drive and install it is not very hard follow this link for installation instructions. http://www.fonerbooks.com/r_cd.htm

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sounds like it's gone home early. replacement will do the trick..

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Windows


hard drives dont read cd's
does the door close?
if not close it.

1)left clik my computer
2)double clik the cd rom drive, making sure theres a disk in it.
3)right clik on my computer
device manager
look for a yellow exclamation point or red X where the cd-rom is.
high light the cd-rom
right clik
uninstall
restart the computer
windows will detect and re-install the cd-rom drive.
try a cd

if that doesnt work update windows

also buy a cd-rom cleaner at your local electronics store
clean the drive w/th cleaner
try a cd

if updating your driver for the cd rom drive and all ive suggested then its time for a new cdrom drive

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