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Optical drive absent

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Hi to all.
Acer Aspire 7220. Vista installed. DVD-RW gets current, opens, is alighted.
When I insert aCD I can hear it spin (as customary), but nothing happens.
No show in either My Computer or in Device Manager. Have checked in
Regedit, Local Machine,System, CurrentControlSet,Control,Class, 4D36E965-
E325-11CEE-BFC1-08002BE10318 : No Upper filters, No Lower filters ! Only
what follows:
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00 80 8c a3 c5 94 c6 01
DriverDesc REG_SZ CD-ROM device
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
InfPath REG_SZ cdrom.inf
InfSection REG_SZ cdrom_install
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gencdrom
ProviderName RG_SZ Microsoft.

I first thought of bad connection, faulty cable and the like,,,But the device
works OK. I even took it out and replaced it with a guaranteed workingdevice.
Nothing. Microsoft "FIXIT" could not detect any optical device...
Help, anybody.
Thanks in advance and best regards.
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See if the drive is listed in bios if it isn't then its either the drive or data cable
Uninstall the drive in Device manager and reboot the PC. Windows will reinstall the drive.
If no joy, go here: Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media
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