Computer can not show the CD/DVD ROM (Drive E)

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coster - Updated on Jun 6, 2017 at 03:55 PM
 hola - Jun 6, 2019 at 03:44 AM
Hello,
my computer can not show me the CD/DVD ROM please help me. It used to show me some time back but this time around the icon has been removed from my computer. How can I view it or restore it back, I am using a pentium 4 desktop computer and the make is ( Compaq)
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I swear this info. helps to resolve this problem for Windows. I had this problem and tried this -- it works!
  • 1. Close all open programs
  • 2. Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter
  • 3. Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  • 4. This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
    • UpperFilters
    • LowerFilters
    • UpperFilters.bak
    • LowerFilters.bak
  • 5. If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
  • 6. After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor
  • 7. Reboot your computer
  • 8. Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. Also, be sure to check under Computer to make sure the CD/DVD drive is visible.


I'm sure following these steps will work for you as they did for me.
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Thank you so much. I was having the same problem as others after installed some video editing software and the Microsoft fix it link worked for me. All my drives are back!
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hi I am beny how you found cd/dvd-rom I cant found tell me how you restor it back please.........
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shahrol nezam
Apr 23, 2010 at 10:40 PM
This works like awesome... Thankssssssss...
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rvbhgwat@gmail.com
Apr 26, 2010 at 02:41 AM
hey thanksssssssssssssssss very much friend....i got my dvd rom again..bcoz of u only thanks again...!
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nickname..ars
May 1, 2010 at 02:38 AM
man that was very helpful worked for me thanks
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