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Old 03-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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Suddenly, my CD drive does not recognize any DVD, music CD, or CD software program.
No search I do in my system will bring up CD Drive and it is missing from My Computer. Did it somehow get 'uninstalled' or . . .
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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Check Device Manager to see if the drive recognized.

If listed in Device Manager uninstall the drive and then restart Windows.

If still having issue remove the filters following the instructions in the article below.

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
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