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XP dose not reconize cd/dvd drives

I have an HP 7995 and several weeks ago I installed a dvd300i writer. It worked fine until yesterday. When I go into device manager and click on either my hp dvd writer or my toshiba dvd player, the device manager says,

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Re:XP dose not reconize cd/dvd drives

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Do not enclose the error message in quotes.
This Forum has a BUG that eats all text within quotes.

Please repost the message.

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(NT).Try System Restore back to when it worked.

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Re:(NT).Try System Restore back to when it worked.

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the qoute was windows cannot start --- confiferation in registry is incomplete or damaged(code 19).

I did try system restore and everytime I tried it, it would not make the rollback changes.

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Try these...

In reply to: Re:(NT).Try System Restore back to when it worked.

1. If your DVD Writer & DVD-ROM Drives are missing from Windows Explorer try this fix:

2. In Device Manager right-click the drives and uninstall them. Then reboot and let XP detect and reinstall them.

3. Check for firmware updates from the manufacturer's website.

4. Reseat your IDE cable.

5. Try setting the DVD Writer as the Secondary Master & the DVD-ROM as the Slave.

6. Check in the BIOS setup to see if the drives are detected properly.

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missing CD/DVD drives

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possible if you are running windows xp and nero that the imcompatiblity issue has happened netween NERo And XP Updates eg SP2 has eaten the device drivers. I would imagine the first thing to try would be to uninstall what ever program you have for burning and reboot see if you can see the drive, or any other program that might have entered the machine since when it worked and when i didnt work, i had this problem identical the other day, it was a new machine putting nero on before service pack two doesnt give any issues, puuting it on after you get a warning of imcompatible go to nero for an updated fix, however loading the update after Nero there is no warning of incompatable.

or try installing the update from nero it should uninstall and reinstall.
regards Ray

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