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  1. #1
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    Default DvD drive dissapeared

    Hey i was wondering if someone could help me out. My dvd drive just suddenly dissapeared from my comuter and i cant even load any dvds anymore.

    can someone help me out?

    thanks

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    Default Re: DvD drive dissapeared

    I would check the BIOS, see if it shows here, and if it doesnt, check the power / data cable in the case. It may have come out.

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    Default Re: DvD drive dissapeared

    Do you have any other optical drives apart from the DVD drive?
    It's either dead, a dodgy cable, a loose cable or the registry is corrupt
    If you're sure the cables are ok, then the first thing I'd try is Doug Knox's drive fix (assuming your using XP)

    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...cd_dvd_fix.htm
    I haven't spoken to my wife for 18 months - I just don't dare to interrupt her.

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    Default Re: DvD drive dissapeared

    ok thanks before it try that maybe this will help determine my problem, i went to device manager and for my drives it shows this
    http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/609/untitled8ou1.png
    and under properties is says
    Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
    thanks hopefully someone can help me get this working becouse im really not to good with computer problems thanks

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    Default Re: DvD drive dissapeared

    looks like there are some other devices with problems lower down with problems as well, what are they?
    Try right clicking each device and select uninstall, reboot and let XP redetect them

    Also this
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;320553

    I'd run doug knox's fix first
    Last edited by bartsdadhomer; 06-03-2006 at 03:29 PM.
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    Default Re: DvD drive dissapeared

    thanks the doug knox's thing didnt work but the microsoft support webpage did

    everythings working agian

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    Default Re: DvD drive dissapeared

    Glad it worked.
    Re dougknox:
    that's unusual as dougknox's reg fix does exactly what the MSKB does, did you reboot after applying the fix?
    I haven't spoken to my wife for 18 months - I just don't dare to interrupt her.

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