Missing cd dvd drive in win 7 32 bit

My dvd cd ddrive just dissapeared. How do I get it back withour reloading win 7?
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More about missing drive
  1. Is it showing in your device manager?
  2. Yes and it shows a yellow flag
  3. yes and it shows a tellow flag
  4. Uninstall in device manager then reboot.
  5. I uninstalled and rebooted. Message say I have the correct driver but have register problem.
  6. Below is the fix I used to restore my missing DVD drv.

    CD DVD device driver is missing. Windows 7 64bit install.
    CD DVD Drive is not Detected in
    Windows Explorer - WINDOWS 7
    Step: Clear the upper and lower registry filters
    Clear the registry filters for Device Manager errol' codes 10 I 19,31, 32, 39 or 41 using the following
    steps:
    1. Use the Microsoft Fix it Solution from Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not
    recoqnizad by Windows or other programs (in English).
    If you cannot use the Microsoft Fix it Solution, continue using these steps to dear the upper and
    lower reg is try fi lters man ua Ily.
    2. Unplug all non-essential external plug and play devices, especially cameras.
    3. Click Start I and then enter regedi t into the Search field. Click regedit.
    Figure 12: Search for regedit
    If you are prompted for an Administrator password or confirmation, type the password or
    provide confirmation.
    4. The Registry Editor opens.
    5. Select Computer in the main window.
    Figure 13: Registry Editor
    6. Click File, Export, type a filename that is easy for you to remember, and then click Save.
    A copy of the registry has saved for back-up purposes to the Documents folder. If problems
    occur after using these steps, browse to the file and double-click it to restore the registry.
    7. Click the arrow next to the following items in the list
    HKEY _LOCAL_MACHINE
    SYSTEM
    CurrentControlSet
    Control
    Class
    8. Select4D36E965·E325·l1CE·BFC1·08002BEl0318. Make sure you have selected this exact
    key name.
    9. If a lowerFilters value is listed on the right side of the registry editor window, select the
    LowerFilters value and press the Delete key. Confirm the deletion by clicking Yes.
    Figure l~ Registry Editor. Lowerfilters key
    10. If an UpperFilters value is also listed, select UpperFilters in the right window and press the
    Delete key.
    Confirm the deletion by clicking Yes.
    11. Delete all other UpperFilters and LowerFilters values within the 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFCl-
    08002BE10318 key if .!Iny exist.
    12. Close the registry editor and restart the computer. The disc drive should now be recognized by
    Windows. You may need to uninstall your disc recording software, restart the computer,
    reinstall the CD/OVD writing software, and then restart the computer again if the software no
    longer recognizes the drive (see next step).
    Rishi Haware
    Proposed As Answer by Rishi Haware Soturday, March 06, 2010 7'14 PM
    Marked As Answer by Nicholas Li Microsoft Contingent Staff, Moderator
    Thursday, Morch 11, 2010 8:56AM
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    You have to download the latest drivers for your OVD rom drive and save it into a usb flash drive. On
    the error message, you should get an option to click "Browse". Browse for the '1NF" file on your USB
    flash drive then.



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  7. kido said:
    Below is the fix I used to restore my missing DVD drv.

    CD DVD device driver is missing. Windows 7 64bit install.
    CD DVD Drive is not Detected in
    Windows Explorer - WINDOWS 7
    Step: Clear the upper and lower registry filters
    Clear the registry filters for Device Manager errol' codes 10 I 19,31, 32, 39 or 41 using the following
    steps:
    1. Use the Microsoft Fix it Solution from Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not
    recoqnizad by Windows or other programs (in English).
    If you cannot use the Microsoft Fix it Solution, continue using these steps to dear the upper and
    lower reg is try fi lters man ua Ily.
    2. Unplug all non-essential external plug and play devices, especially cameras.
    3. Click Start I and then enter regedi t into the Search field. Click regedit.
    Figure 12: Search for regedit
    If you are prompted for an Administrator password or confirmation, type the password or
    provide confirmation.
    4. The Registry Editor opens.
    5. Select Computer in the main window.
    Figure 13: Registry Editor
    6. Click File, Export, type a filename that is easy for you to remember, and then click Save.
    A copy of the registry has saved for back-up purposes to the Documents folder. If problems
    occur after using these steps, browse to the file and double-click it to restore the registry.
    7. Click the arrow next to the following items in the list
    HKEY _LOCAL_MACHINE
    SYSTEM
    CurrentControlSet
    Control
    Class
    8. Select4D36E965·E325·l1CE·BFC1·08002BEl0318. Make sure you have selected this exact
    key name.
    9. If a lowerFilters value is listed on the right side of the registry editor window, select the
    LowerFilters value and press the Delete key. Confirm the deletion by clicking Yes.
    Figure l~ Registry Editor. Lowerfilters key
    10. If an UpperFilters value is also listed, select UpperFilters in the right window and press the
    Delete key.
    Confirm the deletion by clicking Yes.
    11. Delete all other UpperFilters and LowerFilters values within the 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFCl-
    08002BE10318 key if .!Iny exist.
    12. Close the registry editor and restart the computer. The disc drive should now be recognized by
    Windows. You may need to uninstall your disc recording software, restart the computer,
    reinstall the CD/OVD writing software, and then restart the computer again if the software no
    longer recognizes the drive (see next step).
    Rishi Haware
    Proposed As Answer by Rishi Haware Soturday, March 06, 2010 7'14 PM
    Marked As Answer by Nicholas Li Microsoft Contingent Staff, Moderator
    Thursday, Morch 11, 2010 8:56AM
    Reply Quote


    Page 2 of5






    20
    Sunday, March 07, 201010:27 AM



    o


    You have to download the latest drivers for your OVD rom drive and save it into a usb flash drive. On
    the error message, you should get an option to click "Browse". Browse for the '1NF" file on your USB
    flash drive then.



    Sign In to
    Vote Hope this helps,
    Marked As Answer by Nicholas li Microsoft Contingent Staff, Moderator
    Thursday, Marcil 1]' 2010 8:56 AM
    Reply Quote



    Nicholas Li


    14,485



    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7itproinstallIthread/4598EOEO-B68C-4 ...


    1/20/2012
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