CD gone

  blueskye 21:13 17 May 2008

Some time las tyear I "lost" my cd drive. Someone kindly pointed me to a small pieace of software called "cd gone" which did the trick. A friend is having the same problem but I cannot find the sotware!! Anyone know anything please?

  rawprawn 21:25 17 May 2008

Have you looked in device manager for any problems, or in Disk management in computer management. Is it showing, you may just need to reinstall the drivers.

  Technotiger 21:26 17 May 2008

Is this it?

click here

  rdave13 21:28 17 May 2008

Also here; click here

  skidzy 21:54 17 May 2008

click here

Missing cd/dvd drives can be normally associated with the removal of burning software such as Nero/Roxio/Sonic/Easy CD Creator etc.
And not showing the drive in My Computer.

Try the below link ,if still no luck follow the Procedure of removing the upper and lower filters.

click here

If no joy with the above fix,try the Microsoft Guided Help

click here scroll down to the Guided help download and follow the instructions.

If still no joy,follow the manual fix below.

If you have further any error codes,please post them.

Restore Missing CD/Dvd Drives

Missing cd/dvd drive
If it is showing an error code:
Code 19, Code 31, Code 32, Code 39, or Code 41
, delete the drive.

Then follow these directions for clearing the Upper/Lower Filters: (might want to print this out)

1. Click on Start --> Run --> and type in 'regedit' followed by the enter key ( if Vista Start search or windows+R )
2. Expand the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key (looks like a folder) by double clicking it (or
3. clicking the "+" next to it.)
4. Expand the "SYSTEM" Key
5. Expand the "CurrentControlSet" Key
6. Expand the "Control" Key
7. Expand the "Class" Key
8. Please look for a key containing the following string of letter and numbers:
9. High light this key by left clicking once on it
10. On the right hand side you are looking for "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" under the "Name" column, once you find these please delete them by right clicking on them and choosing "delete"
11. Please exit the registry by clicking on the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screen

Reboot your computer

.If in any doubt editing the registry,please create a System Restore point first and also backup your registry....The guidedhelp from Microsoft on backing up the registry is a good lesson for anyone to learn. click here

Creating a System Restore point:

Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore

  rdave13 22:03 17 May 2008

Your update is good..:)

  skidzy 22:06 17 May 2008

Cheers mate,the above fix normally sorts this problem.Though i think the Doug Knox fix is all that is needed here.

  blueskye 20:51 19 May 2008

The Doug Knox fix rings a bell thanks

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