Do you need a disc that came with the comp?

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B - Oct 23, 2011 at 07:52 PM
 Anonymous User - Oct 24, 2011 at 11:33 PM
Hello,


My boyfriend uninstalled his CD/DVD drive. Does he need a disc that came with the computer after he follows the instructions at the top of this page? A disc didn't come with his computer for the CD/DVD drive. Does anyone know of a website where I can buy one?



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Oct 23, 2011 at 08:05 PM
Top of what page? You started a new thread and we don't know what page you were looking at and we don't know if this is even a Windows computer.

Did he uninstall the software or just delete the drive from device manager? If he deleted the hardware then all he has to do is "search for new hardware" in the "Control Panel" and it will add it back.

The interface between computer and CD/DVD drive is the same that runs the hard disk. But, if he also uninstalled the software (Nero is one such program) Then he will not be able to burn some types of disks. There are free Burning programs just Google "DVD burning programs" or shear Kioskea for one.

Good Luck
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Anonymous User
Oct 24, 2011 at 11:33 PM
Go to run and type

devmgmt.msc and click ok

Right click on your DVD/CD drive and select '' scan for hardware changes ''

your CD/DVD drive should automatically get detected

If you do not have a CD/DVD drive icon in your computer try this

Download this

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_CD-DVD-Fix.zip

Extract and run the exe file

Click on repair,reboot

You should get back your cd/dvd drive icon
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