How do i find my missing CD Drive?

  Irfman 13:04 01 Aug 2004

My CD drive magially dissapeared and now i dont know where it is... ive checked every where... I entered the bios mode and everything is fine there... i opened up the pc but all the wires all perfectly connected... i cant reboot coz i need a cd drive to reboot my pc... HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Irfman 13:25 01 Aug 2004


  BurrWalnut 13:57 01 Aug 2004

You don't need a CD drive to reboot the PC.

I've answered this question recently. If an optical drive is missing from My Computer, Device Manager etc. 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.

  Stuartli 14:24 01 Aug 2004

Try Removing the drive in Device Manager and letting Windows find New Hardware and install the basic Windows CDROM driver (all that is needed).

If still no joy, go to Safe Mode. If drive is listed in Device Manager there and not in normal use, then the most likely reason is still incorrectly inserted or loose leads or cables; also check the IDE cable connection to the mobo.

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