CD/DVD missing on computer

  74elmtree 07:07 09 Oct 2009

My CD/DVD has gone AWOL on my computer. This has happened to me before, and to get it back I have had to format and re install. (Hard Work)Pc is a Medion MT7. Many thanks.

  Stuartli 09:44 09 Oct 2009

Have you first checked all the cables and their connections?

If so, try Uninstalling the optical drive in Device Manager and Rebooting.

This should let Windows Find New Hardware and Reinstall the basic CDROM drivers.

If it's not listed in Device Manager but the front indicator light is lit, disconnect one end of the data cable and Reboot.

When the system is back up and running, reconnect the cable; this should again let Windows Find New Hardware etc.

  v1asco 09:50 09 Oct 2009

with my Acer, the drive makes all the right noises but nothing recognised.
Mr Acer solved it. In my case it was caused by a windows update
click here
is the link I used and after re-booting all was well. Works for vista as well.
good luck

  74elmtree 11:00 09 Oct 2009

I have tried all your suggestions. No luck the device is corrupt. I think this also happened after I installed windows updates after a format.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:05 09 Oct 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

  74elmtree 13:42 10 Oct 2009

Mr Fixit has fixed it.I have my cd/dvd back. Cheers.

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