PC wont recognize external dvd writer

  bigga247 13:02 PM 26 Jul 11

My External dvd writer worked fine until recently, after a registry clean the PC doesn't recognize it. Ive tried a system restore but PC says there have been no changes.Any ideas would be greatly recieved

  rdave13 13:07 PM 26 Jul 11

Use the registry cleaner program to restore the registry to before the problem. It should have a backup list. Then reboot.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:09 PM 26 Jul 11

Ghost device conflicts are the mostly cause especially for devices that are connected and disconnected regularly i.e. pen drives, external drives, mp3 devices and phones.

Remove all USB devices


Download and run

Uninstall ALL devices that are shown as not connected.

Reboot the machine.

Plug in your USB device and windows should then find new hardware and reinstall the drivers for the device.


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