My CD ROM is gone, how do I get it back?

vinson

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I installed Nero and when I next checked my CD-RW no longer shows up under explorer. I've uninstalled Nero but its still gone. New hardware searches don't find it. Any ideas on how to get it back?
 

jcmkk

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If you have windows XP, then it is a common problem. I don't remember off the top of my head how to fix it, but do a search and I'm sure you'll find it.
 

kulki

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when u boot ur computer, it should detect the cd rom at that stage itself. DOes it detect ? If not then check ur connections pnce more
 

LeaDxPainT

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If windows can't find it, chances are your bios couldn't find it. Just go to your BIOS setup and automaticaly detect your cd-rom drive, and if that doesn't work just manualy find it. If that doesn't work, make sure the wires are all plugged in and working.
 

Rhombuss

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Not sure about Nero, but I know with Adaptec EasyCD Creator 4, it would right 'false' strings to your registry that disabled the CD-ROM. I can't find the url for the fix right now - but search at www.microsoft.com for a registry fix for problems with easycd creator 4. That's how I found it a few months ago. Hope this helps!
 

bacillus

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suggest you delete the upper & lower filters in the registry as detailed in this article.
if you want to use nero, suggest you use the latest version as this happening was a known problem with an earlier release of nero with XP!