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March 18, 2005 10:31:03 PM

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I have lost both my cdr and cdrw that was listed in device manager. They
where working Aopen burner, lg drive, I installed a modem (motorola pci56).
XP pro doesnot recognize it as modem, so I removed it, now i have no cd
capabilities, can't figure it out.need help. Thanks

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March 19, 2005 8:29:05 PM

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"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> This applies to XP also...
> Missing Drives in My Computer and Windows Explorer
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;191579
>
>
> Restore Missing CD Drive
> http://aumha.org/downloads/cdgone.zip
>
> [[The popular CDGONE patch. CD drives may vanish in Windows Explorer, Device
> Manager, etc. if a third-party CD-burning package has been uninstalled and
> Registry references for some code modules aren’t removed successfully. This
> patch and a reboot usually will restore the missing drives. Any third
> party package still required will then have to be re-installed. ]]
> http://aumha.org/reg3.htm
>
> [[For more information on this and other possible causes, see the “Problems�
> section of Alex Nichol’s Burning CDs in Windows XP article.]]
> http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.htm
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:6CB634AC-500E-4F16-8AD3-24F5BB9C09A2@microsoft.com,
> roy <roy@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I have lost both my cdr and cdrw that was listed in device manager.
> > They where working Aopen burner, lg drive, I installed a modem
> > (motorola pci56). XP pro doesnot recognize it as modem, so I removed
> > it, now i have no cd capabilities, can't figure it out.need help.
> > Thanks
>
> the problem was a pcicard install and had nothing to do with burning software, note I have nero6.0 with smartstart centre
can I get other suggestions the registryfix you recomd does not change the
no cdrom support or access.
I ran norton ystemworks and in drives only the hard drive appearsstill not
showing a "D" or "E" drive.??????? pleasehelp
Anonymous
March 20, 2005 8:19:20 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Do they show in your BIOS? Maybe a cable got knocked a little loose when inserting/removing card.
Doesn't take much to pull a corner of a cable out, check both power and IDE cables.
--
Dave Vair
CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
Computer Education Services Corp. (CESC)

"roy" <roy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9F54C961-EAB4-4DDE-B5C2-3EAF99AAF5F1@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> This applies to XP also...
>> Missing Drives in My Computer and Windows Explorer
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;191579
>>
>>
>> Restore Missing CD Drive
>> http://aumha.org/downloads/cdgone.zip
>>
>> [[The popular CDGONE patch. CD drives may vanish in Windows Explorer, Device
>> Manager, etc. if a third-party CD-burning package has been uninstalled and
>> Registry references for some code modules aren't removed successfully. This
>> patch and a reboot usually will restore the missing drives. Any third
>> party package still required will then have to be re-installed. ]]
>> http://aumha.org/reg3.htm
>>
>> [[For more information on this and other possible causes, see the "Problems"
>> section of Alex Nichol's Burning CDs in Windows XP article.]]
>> http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.htm
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:6CB634AC-500E-4F16-8AD3-24F5BB9C09A2@microsoft.com,
>> roy <roy@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>> > I have lost both my cdr and cdrw that was listed in device manager.
>> > They where working Aopen burner, lg drive, I installed a modem
>> > (motorola pci56). XP pro doesnot recognize it as modem, so I removed
>> > it, now i have no cd capabilities, can't figure it out.need help.
>> > Thanks
>>
>> the problem was a pcicard install and had nothing to do with burning software, note I have
>> nero6.0 with smartstart centre
> can I get other suggestions the registryfix you recomd does not change the
> no cdrom support or access.
> I ran norton ystemworks and in drives only the hard drive appearsstill not
> showing a "D" or "E" drive.??????? pleasehelp
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