help with cd/dvd rom please

  PH1 18:01 06 Feb 08
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When I click to open the drive i get the message

"E:\ is not accessible
Incorrect function.

It was working fine last time I turned the pc on and have changed nothing

Windows xp home edition

  Pamy 18:07 06 Feb 08

Try a few boot ups testing after each (may be just a glitch ) or a restore to an earlier date when you know it was working

  PH1 18:09 06 Feb 08

I have rebooted several times and this has made no disserence.

  PH1 18:18 06 Feb 08

I do not seen to have a restore point on the pc

sorry i ment difference

  Pamy 18:18 06 Feb 08

Disconnect data cable and reconnect, may be a poor connection. remove completely and install again and let windows find it?

  Pamy 18:18 06 Feb 08

Disconnect data cable and reconnect, may be a poor connection. remove completely and install again and let windows find it?

  Pamy 18:21 06 Feb 08

do not know anything about XP home, but would have thought it had Restore Pehaps oters could advise on this?

  PH1 18:24 06 Feb 08

If I put a blank cd-r in it says cd-r when I put a blank dvd in it says dvd but each time i click on it I get the same message incorrect function

  PH1 18:27 06 Feb 08

I can read audio disk just cant seem to read blank disk any more help please

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:32 06 Feb 08

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 XP_CD-DVD-Fix.zip 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.

or
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.

  PH1 18:37 06 Feb 08

Just to let you know before i try this iyt can play a dvd now probs do still recommend the same?

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