CD Drive not recognized

  P1892 13:38 17 Sep 2009

My cd drive has stopped working, not recognized in my computer or device manager, I'm running xp on a fujitsu siemens laptop, any ideas?

  nob14 13:45 17 Sep 2009

any use,
click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:46 17 Sep 2009

No CD/DVD or CD-ROM access is missing error Code 19, Code 31, Code 32, Code 39, or Code 41
Try this if the optical drives are not appearing in My Computer or Device Manager.
(This is sometimes caused by the removal of Roxio or other writing software.)
click here
Download and save this file to your hard drive. Navigate to where you saved it and double click the file to extract the contents. Locate the EXE file you extracted and double click it. A confirmation dialog will appear when the script is done. You may need to reboot for the change to take effect.
This utility is only intended for Windows® XP, but also appears to work for Vista.
You may need Administrator level access to use this utility. If you do not have Administrator level access, the program will say it is finished, but will not have made any changes.
click here works for vista or XP

Run regedit and navigate to registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
Highlight it and in the right pane, find the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values.
Highlight each one in turn, right click and delete them.
Close regedit and restart the computer.
If in doubt make a restore point before making changes.

click here

  Stuartli 13:49 17 Sep 2009

I would first try Uninstalling the drive in Device Manager and Rebooting; Windows will Reinstall the basic CDROM driver, which is all that is required.

Hopefully the drive will be working again, otherwise you can then try Fruit Bat /\0/\'s suggestion.

  P1892 15:02 17 Sep 2009

Tried all these to no success, that mr fixit repair said my computer settings already match this.I'm sure it's something to do with bastard Itunes which is giving me a message that some registry files are missing so I need to reinstall itunes...which I've done several times, thanks for the help anyway

  Monoux 16:00 17 Sep 2009

Try click here for more info and fixes

  nob14 21:31 17 Sep 2009

restore windows to when it worked.

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