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    CD Drives Disappeared

    Recently my DVD Drive and CDRW drives disappeared although in System Devices it states that the device drivers were loaded but gave this error:

    Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

    If I was to put a cd in the drives they light to indicate that they are being read.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Default Re: CD Drives Disappeared

    try updating driver , try going back to a system restore point if it is xp , i had a similar problem to this and got round it by going to IDE CHANNEL properties in control panel , set the Transfer Mode to PIO ONLY , reboot then change it back to DMA if available ..... this is in XP
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    Default Re: CD Drives Disappeared

    Sounds like your IDE Controller Drivers have gone for walkies. You should have a CD with your motherboard with them on but how can you get them to work if your devices have disappeared? :nowords:

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    Default Re: CD Drives Disappeared

    sound as if you have uninstalled easycd creator ( or similar burning proggy ) there's some info on microsofts website on how to fix the registry that causes the device driver error
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: CD Drives Disappeared

    ATAPI Drivers?

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    Default Re: CD Drives Disappeared

    all fixed... bought a new computer and that fixed the issue

    seriously tho, I formatted the old computer to give to my brother and its all fine now.. not sure what happened... but Im on a far better comp now and hes got the older one...

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    Default Re: CD Drives Disappeared

    Restoring Access to CD ROMs

    If after you remove CD Burning software, you can no longer access your CD ROM's,
    the following registry keys need to be deleted:
    Locate and delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters values under the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}


    (.reg file attatched if u cba to use regedit)

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