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zephiris26

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I was wondering if someone could help with a problem I'm currently having. (That's currently pissing me off)
I'm using WinXP (I know. Not my computer. >_>) and my DVD drive has dissapeared. I tried all the troubleshooting stuff. When I go to My Computer's properties and into the device manager panel, there's a red x next to the little icon.
I tried enableing it, but it won't work.
Is there any way to retrieve the drive without using sysrestore?
Please help?
- Your friend, zephiris26 - the dumbass. XD

SilentMasamune

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This problem happened to me once before. If you can go back to an earlier date using system restore, this might help recover the drive. If not, then you may have to restore your computer. This was what I did when I had this problem.

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  • Apr 29, 2005

Aa-chan

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Have you tried changing the IDE slot that the drive is in or changing it from Master to Slave? Also, when exactly did it disappear?

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i sry but i have no ideas with computers when i have a problem i call my friend he allways help me out

  • Apr 29, 2005

MissCz

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Try replugging your IDE cables? Maybe that's causing your computer to not pick up your DVD drive. Or try borrowing someone else's cables. <OR> a system restore would work too. ;)

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Aa-chan

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A System Restore won't help if there is something integrally wrong with the drive/cables/motherboard.

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Quote by Aa-chanHave you tried changing the IDE slot that the drive is in or changing
it from Master to Slave? Also, when exactly did it disappear?

Yup. And it dissapeared last week, but Im just getting mad now. XD
It's giving me:

Quote: This device has been disabled. [code 22]

no matter what I do.

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I trust you've gone into the Device Manager and tried to enable it?

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Quote by Aa-chanI trust you've gone into the Device Manager and tried to enable it?

That's the first thing I did. It's telling me that windows is unable to enable the drive. T_T

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Any way of trying the drive in another computer? Just to rule out a borked drive.

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zephiris26

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Not at the moment, but I would if I could. I'm pretty sure nothing's wrong with the drive, it's probably this excuse for an OS that I'm using. XD I've looked it up, and it seems this is a common WinXP problem. O_o

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oops. Sorry. Can't help - I know absolutely nothing about OSs and computer hardware... :nya:

Quote by Aa-chanHave you tried changing the IDE slot that the drive is in or changing
it from Master to Slave? Also, when exactly did it disappear?


gosh... perhaps I'm too stupid to comprehend what this means... o_0

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sowy...me dont kno.....mayB zephiris can weinstall dingy :o

Tatsuya

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please follow the step : (i'm not good to explain something ^^')

1) right click my computer and select properties, and into the device manager panel.
2) right click the dvd-rom driver, and remove it/uninstall
3) after that, click the scan new hardware, let the windows automatically scan the new hardware

well, hope ya helpful, and please correct me if i wrong ^^'

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Mad-Hat

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Go into the properties of the device. What does the status box say?

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  • Apr 30, 2005

Jim3535

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Probably an MPAA virus designed to stop movie pirating. (just kidding).

How old is this drive?

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Not to sure if this will do it, try going to here http://www.dougknox.com/, go to "Win X P Utilities", then find "Restore cd/dvd Drives to Windows Explorer", then download and run the program. It may or may not help, too many possiblilites for a DVD-rom for not enabling.

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  • Apr 30, 2005

zephiris26

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Quote by Mad-HatGo into the properties of the device. What does the status box say?

This device is disabled. (Code 22)

Click Enable Device to enable this device.
...Only it won't enable.

Quote by Jim3535Probably an MPAA virus designed to stop movie pirating. (just kidding).

How old is this drive?

We just got the comp re-fromatted in December, and it had been working fine since then.

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try entering the bios, see if you could do something with enabling the device... in my school's computer there's BIOS setting that could disable a drive (to prevent student to use it) maybe the same thing happen to your's

to enter bios, simply press del at startup.
goodluck

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  • May 01, 2005

Jim3535

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Hrm, I was asking how old the drive is since you bought it. Many times dust and other junk can build up in it and cause problems. CD and DVD burners will burn themselves out (no pun intended) after 500-1000 discs usually (regardless of brand). So if it is an old drive that meets either of the two criteria, then you may simply have had the drive go bad on you. My old Plextor CD burner died on my after about 800 CDs burnt.

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i thing replug in the dvd drive (take off the case and unscrew it from its slot) or the dvd drive is stuffed

  • May 01, 2005

zephiris26

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Quote by Jim3535Hrm, I was asking how old the drive is since you bought it. Many times
dust and other junk can build up in it and cause problems. CD and DVD
burners will burn themselves out (no pun intended) after 500-1000 discs
usually (regardless of brand). So if it is an old drive that meets
either of the two criteria, then you may simply have had the drive go
bad on you. My old Plextor CD burner died on my after about 800 CDs
burnt.

It's about four yeas old, but I never used it until recently because I was too poor to buy DVDs. XD

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It's probably just dead. Your best bet is to try plugging it into another IDE slot (make sure that the pins are set correctly eg. Slave/Master/CS), or better yet...its own slot if it's being shared. If you can't...or it doesn't help...try it out on another computer. Also try taking another drive and putting it where the "broken" rom is...also...is power to the rom working (I unfortunately have to ask this question...I won't tell you of the horror stories involved)? After all said and done...you can probably figure out the rest. Just be wary...if it's not the rom, it might be that your motherboard is going bad. They do that sometimes...sucks...but it happens.
Either way, good luck.
^,^

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  • May 02, 2005

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