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    This morning, I found both cd/dvd drives completely dead. They do not show in Explorer and are banged out in Dev Mgr. I rebooted and both drives showed during bootup. I can't install drivers because the drives can't be found. Removed from Dev Mgr and refreshed. Both were found but a problem ocurred during install so are still unusable.I find it kinda odd both cd drives failed at the same time. Am wondering if someone didn't get into my desktop and mess around.

    Will look for a cd drive to plug in when I get home and go from there.

    Does a cd drive showing during bootup mean the drive is working or just that it's there?

    The PC is a Dell XPS 410 with XP Pro SP 3 that's only about 2-3 years old.

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    Check your cable connections for both data and power to ensure they are firmly inplace.
    Unplug and plug them back in again.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Go to the optical drive manufacturer's web site and download the drivers there. Then you do not need the CD to load the drivers.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    This tweak will restore the missing drives after a reboot.
    Click on,Start then Run type in Regedit.
    Registery Key;HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Co ntrol\Class
    Key Name:{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    Value Data: [Delete All Value Data from UpperFilters & LowerFliters]
    NOTE: DO NOT delete the KEY or the Multi-String Values.Delete ONLY the data values.
    Exit Registry & Reboot.
    Most of the time this happens in conjunction with program installations & Windows upgrades,but it has also happened for no apparent reason.
    Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten

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    Chowur, that regedit worked!! T H A N K S!!! And thanks to those to offered suggestions as well!

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