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  1. #1
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    DVD drive not recognizing cd or dvd

    Hi,

    Ruining windows xp here , my DVD drive is not detecting cd's in . The drives show in my computer, device manager, and in the bios. I've reinstalled drives. Driver are tested on another PC. I have ran AVG, and found no issues. Please any help for me?

    Thanks.

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    Re: DVD drive not recognizing cd or dvd

    Boot into SAFE MODE and real DOS and try to access dvd media.

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    Re: DVD drive not recognizing cd or dvd

    First test to do: get a bootable CD (Knoppix, Bart PE, Windows CD) and try booting your system from that. If that fails, then probably the CD unit has gone bad.

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    Re: DVD drive not recognizing cd or dvd

    I had exactly the same problem last week after 'installing' and external USB DVD writer. It worked first time but after a re-boot, could not see any CD/DVD drives. The only way I could fix it was to do a system restore to a point before I installed the external unit. Sorry its not an answer to the problem, but it got me out of it...

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    Re: DVD drive not recognizing cd or dvd

    I have the solution. This happened to me and i called a dell support guy and he fixed it!!! This is what you do...

    Start the Run Command Prompt

    • Start the Run Command Prompt
    • Type in "regedit" without the parrenthesis then click ok

    • Go to

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
    • Then find {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    • The whole thing looks like this:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}



    Then delete the upper and lower filters.... Restart tour computer. Hope this helps

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    Re: DVD drive not recognizing cd or dvd

    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein

    What we think, we become (Please don't think you are a superhero and don't try to fly)

    "SUCCESS IS NOT A DESTINATION , IT'S A JOURNEY"

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