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CD-ROM Drive icon doesn't appear in My Computer. [Solved]

Ask a question bramossjyjy 12Posts Wednesday April 9, 2014Registration date January 27, 2015 Last seen - Latest answer on Oct 22, 2014 05:54PM
hi good day
can you help me please I cant see my cd\dvd drive icon anymore . I tried all tricks that I Google on the internet it doesn't help. any one with solution can assist please.
when I insert cd inside it shows that is playing on the hard drive.
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Hello,

Permit me to add few lines.

Try this 1

If you failed to get your CD-ROM Drive icon then

1) Click on Start --> Run --> Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.

"Device Manager" window will be opened. Make sure that your CD-Drive is shown

in the device manager under "DVD/CD-ROM drives". If its missing then check the

connections to your drive. Try changing your CD-Rom Data Cable.

2) If you notice any yellow mark on your drive in device manager then follow

the below instructions.

Click on Start --> In search box, type regedt32 and press "Enter"

Registry editor will be opened.

Backup your registry by going to File --> Export and save the file with any name.

Now on the left side, navigate to the location

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE --> SYSTEM --> CurrentControlSet --> Control

----> Class ---> Click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

At right side delete these files if u find it

upper filters,lower filters,upper filters.bak,lower filters.bak and then restart your

PC.

Good Luck.
Gwenny- Oct 22, 2014 05:54PM
Thank you!

You're the only person to have posted anywhere on the internet, let alone on this site, that I unerstood! I'm not a technophobe but im not a Computer Whizz either and your method was written simply and clearly without any over complicated jargon.

So again......THANK YOU!!!
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hi jack

i follow all steps I found that there is a yellow exclamation , when I click on class and check that files, I dont have that upper,lower filter .

please help
jack4rall 6531Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Apr 12, 2014 02:57PM
Hello,
Try this 1
Click on the below hyperlink "Fix it".
Fix it
Follow the instructions given in "Resolution 2:". Make sure you download the "Fix it" for Windows XP.
Good Luck
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thanks oliver

i mean im using windows xp 32bit . when I switch on my computer a green light go on showing that my CD-Rom is working, but the icon doesn't show on computer .

do you understand now oliver?

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thanks jack

i tried '' FIX IT'' it says it cant find my device, I did everything I supposed to do. is not helping. im thinking of uninstall ''windows xp'' as the operation is ended.

i will install windows vista or windows 7

thanks very much for your effort
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