My cd/dvd drive has gone missing from "My Computer". THis is a new laptop Amilo and I noticed that the cds wouldn't play when I put them into the cd drive. I went into My computer and it's only showing the two hard drives C and D but not the cd drive! It's also not in Device manager - it's completely disappeared.
I took the laptop back to the shop and they told me to back everything up (not on cd obviously but on an external hard drive!) and then to reinstall with the recovery disc. DUH!!!!! The drive is not working so it doesn't recognise any discs put into it!lol
Where has it gone - it's driving me mad looking for a solution. It's not in the registry either (I saw a fix in the forum going into regedit!)
Please please advise/help/sortout before I kill this laptop completely!!!!
PS I'm using Windows Vista
Type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:
Caution: There can be many instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in above You must make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the UpperFilters and the LowerFilters values. To verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the Default data value is DVD/CD-ROM and the Class data value is CDROM.
In the right pane, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.
Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.
In the right pane, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.
Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
check if this works out..
Can you check your Programs (add/remove) to see if you have Memories Disc installed? If so, uninstall it and reboot. See if your ODDs come back. If not, try uninstalling iTunes (if installed) and reboot and see if the issue goes away.
- Proposed as answer by leaklug1 Sunday, December 26, 2010 5:48 PM
@ umm... no:
It's also possible that it's simply dead.
Try rebooting - does the optical drive show up then?
If no, reboot again, and enter the BIOS (typically, repeatedly press <F1>, <F2>, or <delete> to enter BIOS setup. Is your optical drive listed there?
Is the drive permanetly gone, or does it show up for a while after booting the machine, and later 'disappear' at random?
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- Edited by Chris Cupler Monday, April 13, 2009 10:10 PM clarification