Old PII With Over Zealous CDRW Installation…

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Posted on 11th February 2009 by Mike in Atlanta Computer Repair

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Believe it or not, I strapped in 512mb of PC133, cleaned the CPU, PS, & Case fans and this baby is off and running perfectly normal…

PII Computer Repair by BentleyPC

PII Computer Repair by BentleyPC

CDROM doesnt show up in my computer

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Posted on 17th January 2009 by Mike in Atlanta Computer Repair

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This one is really common… If you use USB storage devices regularly, you might find your cd-rom missing. I’ve seen it being suggested that this is caused by one of the USB devices taking/using your cd-rom’s drive letter. Regardless of the cause, your symptoms will be that you open “my computer” and you dont see a cd drive. A quick registry fix & reboot will usually restore the drive.

You can download the file, cdgone.reg, from here. The contents of cdgone.reg are below.

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REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]

“UpperFilters”=-

“LowerFilters”=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]
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