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CD-ROM / CD-RW drives not recognized anymore - AT ALL

Q: CD-ROM / CD-RW drives not recognized anymore - AT ALL

Hello everyone I m new here but I ve done a search here and cannot seem to find the answer to my problem s Any help is GREATLY appreciated First let me say that the computer I am having the problem on is an older Compaq / AT - ALL CD-RW anymore drives not recognized CD-ROM Presario model running the Windows upgrade from Windows I purchased from eBay and installed an HP- Internal CD-RW CD Writer drive into this system Both the original CD-ROM drive and this quot new quot CD-RW drive worked fine for several months A few months ago I installed CD-ROM / CD-RW drives not recognized anymore - AT ALL some software Cakewalk Pro Audio Acid Full Version and several plug-ins from a friend s CD that had been burned Yes this is pirated software This is when problems began occuring I know I know lecture me later I need help right now One day I booted up and a DOS message appeared before loading Windows This message stated that a new drive was recognized The specifications seemed to resemble that of my hard drive capacity of drive is around GB I had options quot Ignore quot quot Save quot and I hate to say that I do not remember the other option For several days I chose quot Ignore quot and things worked fine One day I got tired of seeing this message and I chose quot Save quot Man I wish I d never done that From this point on neither DOS nor Windows has recognized either CD drive quot My Computer quot doesn t list them at all Neither does quot Device Manager quot It s as if they never existed I m sure the drivers are still there but it doesn t know that there is hardware to go with it I ve tried manually adding new hardware but I do not have the Win CD and the drives I need are not listed otherwise I figured that since the drivers were sill there I could trick it by hitting quot Have Disk quot and using the drivers in the C WINDOWS SYSTEM DRIVERS directory Doesn t work hmmm The CD-ROM is the quot master quot and the CD-RW is the quot slave quot They are both attached to the same power cable However there seems to be no power to the original CD-ROM drive will not quot suck quot in CDs but there IS power to the CD-RW will open and close How is this possible when the power is running THROUGH the CD-ROM to the CD-RW YES I ve tried uninstalling the priated software No change YES I ve detached the power cable and reattached it Nothing YES I ve switched Slave and Master Nada HELP I m desperate I have a new computer now and it came with a USB cable and software to transfer all my old junk to my new computer but I can t install the software on the old computer with a CD drive It seems I may have to resort to uploading all my precious files to the internet and downloading them here With my phone line capability and no DSL or Cable connection available in my area I m going to have quite a project on my hands CAN YOU HELP PLEASE Thank you Jennifer PS Sorry so long it s just how I am nbsp

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A:2 IDE drives not recognized, 2 SATA drives recognized

You need to go into the Bios. The DVD cannot be Master. It has to be set as a Slave, if connected to the same PATA cable as the IDE, which would be set as Master. You could try the two on Cable Select. But you may run into problems, because of having also the two SATA units.

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/55011-2-ide-drives-not-recognized-2-sata-drives-recognized.html
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A:Multiple drives, One Desktop, all drives recognized in network

I'll bite:

Why 4 Windows installations?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/357804-multiple-drives-one-desktop-all-drives-recognized-network.html
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A:WD IDE HD is not recognized anymore.

Did you ever get the new HD working?

Some BIOSes don't recognise HDs above a certain capacity.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wd-ide-hd-is-not-recognized-anymore.817961/
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A:USB not recognized by any computer anymore

If no computer recognises it, then the USB drive is probably dead. Such things do happen.

However, the drive might also be corrupted. To check that, type "disk management" into the search window under start menu. Click on "create or format..." If the drive shows up at all, then the drive is not dead.

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A:2 different HDDs not recognized anymore

Appreciate the help, but I figured it out on my own.

I ran Seatools on the drive twice and it cannot make it more than 6% through the Long Test before complete failure.

I yanked the drive out and ran it through the warranty checker and it is and OEM drive out of warranty.

Time for a new drive...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2-different-hdds-not-recognized-anymore.633370/
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A:External HDD not being recognized anymore

sounds like the usb adapter on the drive has gone.

also, does that drive have an e-sata connector? if so there may be a switch that needs moving.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-hdd-not-being-recognized-anymore.757496/
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A:Geforce 540M not being recognized anymore.

I found the solution.. I disabled the "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and for some reason, my laptop restarted and I have found my GeForce graphics card. Sorry for the post! If an admin can kindly delete this thread

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A:External HDD suddenly not recognized anymore

Tell us about your system and your hardware... brands, ages, connections, etc.

How is the HDD connected, and has it been reliable till now.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-hdd-suddenly-not-recognized-anymore.177601/
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A:mouse clicks are not recognized anymore

case report:

i just happened again while using FF. symptoms:

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A:ASUS GTX 650 graphic card not recognized anymore

Did the computer come with the GTX 650 or did you add it in later?

Have you tried removing and reinstalling the video card in it's slot? It may be partially loose. Be sure to connect the monitor back to the video before turning the computer back on.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/asus-gtx-650-graphic-card-not-recognized-anymore.1103209/
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A:External Hard Drive Not Recognized Anymore

Solved. If anyone else has this problem, try:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330140

It will reappear with a different name under the disk drives(which is why I didn't realize it in the first place). Just enable it and you should be good to go.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/465911/external-hard-drive-not-recognized-anymore/
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A:[SOLVED] No flash stick recognized anymore

First never use any registry cleaners they do more harm than good.... If you have used it in the past before the problem with your flash drive not being detected the registry cleaner could be the culprit.

First step go to Start type in devmgmt.msc then hit "enter" post a screenshot of the USB Universal Serial Bus Controllers expanded.

Then a screenshot of the same thing with your flash drive pluged in.

Also try your usb flash drive on on another pc to rule out a faulty USB flash drive.

Edit: Code 10 means possibly corrupted drivers. Maybe corrupted drivers for the device.

Fix: "This device cannot start" Code 10 error in Device Manager in Windows have a look see under Device Configuration issues.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-no-flash-stick-recognized-anymore-880425.html
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A:WD External HD not recognized anymore by Windows PC: possible solution

If you don't mind me asking, what program did you use to solve your problem?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wd-external-hd-not-recognized-anymore-by-windows-pc-possible-solution.841759/
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A:Solved: Camera not recognized anymore after Norton uninstalled

Hi mcomer,

I have a few questions which will help me diagnose your problems.

What operating system are you running?

Does the computer make the usb sound when you plug it in?

When you turn the camera on does the camera screen display and error messages or a USB connected symbol?
 

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A:Wireless Access Point suddenly not recognized anymore

Welcome to TSG:
May we see:
Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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A:Solved: Computer will not recognized External Hard Drive anymore

You need to remove the hard drive from the enclosure and either slave it to a desktop machine, and see if that machine can read it, or try the drive in another enclosure.

You have to determine if the drive is the problem, or is the enclosure the problem.
 

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A:[SOLVED] USB drives do not run autorun anymore

Re: USB drives do not run autorun anymore

I would like to have a look at the relevant entries in the Windows registry.

Step 1: Please export to text files, the contents of two registry keys:Click Start > Run
Copy and paste the following line of code in the open Run box

Code:
regedit /e C:\reg1.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer"
Now click OK
Click Start > Run
Copy and paste the following line of code in the open Run box

Code:
regedit /e C:\reg2.txt "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer"
Now click OK

Step 2: Please post the contents of the two exported registry keys for us to look at:Double-click/Open My Computer and then navigate to C:\ drive
In there, you should see two files called reg1.txt and reg2.txt.
Double-click one of the files to open it with Notepad.Copy and paste the whole contents of that file in your next reply.

Repeat with the second text file, to include the contents of that file also in the same reply.

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A:USB thumb drives don't read anymore

We really need the brand and model of the computer or motherboard.
Setup error on your computer. You may have changed something accidentally while working elsewhere. If your USB ports work for printers, scanners, and other components, you need to do a reset somewhere. You have done everything correctly.
If you haven't done this, go to your BIOS at startup, and see if there is something disabled... There will likely be something on one of the BIOS screens that must be enabled.
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A:cd drives dont work anymore!!

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A:windows xp doesn't see drives anymore

Have you started with the basics, Microsoft Memory Diagnostic or MEMtest86 might be a good idea. It could be as imple as bad memory, hard to say.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-doesnt-see-drives-anymore.307129/
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A:Cannot Run Two Optical Drives on one IDE Chain Anymore, Whats Wrong?

welcome to techspot.
your computer is oem (original equipment manufacturer) and there will be problems like this, with seemingly no cause. attempt operating them on seperate chains (attach one to the primary chain, with the boot hard drive as master)
 

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A:Drives not being recognized

Fit a new CMOS battery then go into the Bios and set it to 'default' settings and see if it works now.
If not go back into Bios and set the HDD with OS on it as 1st boot device.
 

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A:CD drives not recognized

At an initial guess I would suggest that the CD-RW drive has died.
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Try unplugging both the power and IDE ribbon cbles from the RW drive and see if the CD ROM then works?

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A:CD Rom Drives not recognized, Again!

Are the drives recognized in BIOS?
 

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A:cd drives not recognized

Create a text file with the following stuff in it exactly as below and name it FIXCD.REG

Double click on the file and say yes to the merge into registry question.

----------------------- cut here, contents of FIXCD.REG -----------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"UpperFilters"=-
"LowerFilters"=-

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Thanks

Bill
 

A:Drives are not recognized?

See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
 

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A:USB drives not being recognized

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A:Drives not recognized

Welcome to TSG...

If you physically removed a hard drive and installed another, then you my have unplugged or jiggled the ribbon cables which connect the other drives to the motherboard, or the power plugs which supply them. Check to make sure that both ribbon cables and power plugs are firmly connected to each drive.

Also--there's a jumper on the back of the drive that you installed. Can you tell us what position the jumper is in? Give us the make and model of the new hard drive and we'll check that that's correct...
 

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A:USB Drives not recognized

Have a look at this: Hardware devices not detected or not working

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A:USB drives not recognized

Not fixable under normal conditions. Sounds like the typical SanDisk USB failure problem.
There are companies that will rescue USB data for a very high price, but they have to remove the chip to do that.

USB devices serve the purpose of moving data, or saving a copy, but they should never be the only source of the data, as the USB drive failure rate is 30 percent in the first year, and then failures go up dramatically.

I would not waste time further on this. Tell your friend the data is lost unless he or she wants to spend in excess of $100 to rescue it.
 

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A:Dvd and cd rom drives not recognized

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A:CD drives not recognized

First make sure the cable is plugged into both drives correctly. the red stripe goes to pin 1 on the drives and the motherboard.

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A:cd/dvd drives not recognized

my xp computer does not recognize my cd/dvd drivesClick to expand...

1. As above you say my XP computer but your spec says
Microsoft Windows 7 Home PremiumClick to expand...

so which is it please the computer on your TSG spec utility or another computer operating XP

2. Also you say

my cd/dvd drives
Click to expand...

so does the computer have more than ONE optical drive and neither are recognised please

3. Is the drive/s shown in device manager.

4. Your AV is shown as Ad-aware is that your main Anti-virus program
 

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A:my cd/dvd drives not recognized

Do they appear in Device Manager, perhaps with an error code? If so, try this:

Download CDgone, right click on the downloaded file and choose Extract All, then double-click on cdgone.reg Say "Yes" to the merge question and then reboot. See if the drives have returned. You may have to re-install CD burning applications, since they're the ones that tinker with the filter setting in the registry that caused the drives to disappear.
 

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A:Hard drives not recognized

ok. let me get this right. only your Master IDE devices are not showing up.

First question. have you tried jumper settings, setting all IDE drives to cable select.

Second, how many IDE devices do you have connected?

Third, umm is the new hdd an IDE device, or SATA, most IDE hard drives do not come with an install/drivers cd...
 

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A:HARD DRIVES NOT RECOGNIZED

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A:Hard Drives not Recognized

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A:2 hard drives non-recognized

Are they IDE , SATA, or SCSI? Most likely IDE (long gray wide ribbon cable) or SATA (small little cable with 'L' shaped end fitting) ? If they are IDE, chances are you need to set your jumpers properly. To set the jumpers, you have to pull out the drive and look at the area where you plug in the power cable. You should see a set of 8 or so pins. Then you have 2 options:
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or
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A:Some flash drives recognized and some not

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Known:
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A:CD and DVD drives not recognized in Windows

Download the following: SpeccyGo to File then Publish Snap Shot and provide us the link.It will show us your system specs.

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A:My DVD drives are not being recognized by BIOS or OS

Just to cover this base, make sure the data cable didn't come loose while you were changing the battery.
 

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Hi

I don?t use this Samsung SSD Magician software but some people in the net reported that there is a new version of this utility furthermore many people have problems using this software and this issue does not seems to depend on notebook but possible on the SSD drive.

As far as I know there are other tools like Driver Magician or SSD Tweaker which do the similar jobs like Samsung SSD Magician

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