My laptops DVD/CD RW drive is no longer there!!

  whisked 11:16 23 Apr 05

Placed a DVD in my drive but it wouldn't play then on further investigation when going into My Computer the drive has suddenly vanished.

Any ideas?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:18 23 Apr 05

Try this if the optical drives are not appearing in My Computer or Device Manager.

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.

  VoG II 11:19 23 Apr 05
  whisked 11:25 23 Apr 05

It has suddenly reappeared on reboot!


Sorry to have wasted your time guys, thanks for prompt replies anyway!

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