cd-writer drive continually spins

  mugsmulligan 17:34 25 Feb 05

when i turn my pc on the cd-r drive constantly spins and when i go to my computer there is no e drive. before when the drive was avaliable it would not read any cds for is an ide cd-r/rw 8*4*32 drive. any ideas anyone?

  Paul M 17:49 25 Feb 05

The CD drive should be drive D, I think

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:48 25 Feb 05

Try this if the optical drives are not appearing in My Computer or Device Manager. This is sometimes caused by the removal of Roxio software.

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.

  mugsmulligan 14:27 03 Mar 05

when looking at the registry editor, there is no class after the currentcntrolset. the e drive reappears after restart though, it just wont read any cds placed in the drive.

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