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By Daygo_171 ·
I recently had to clean up a xindows XP Pro machine laden with Spyware. Somewhere in this processs the operating system stopped recognizing the CD Rom drive. Device manager shows that the driver is missing or corrupt. The drive is an LG CED8083B. There are no Windows XP drivers avaialable for this drive. The drive is recognized properly in the BIOS.

I tried a second working CD Rom drive with the same result. The BIOS recognizes the drive but device manager in XP says the driver is corrupt or missing. How can I fix the "generic" driver in Windows that handles CD Rom drives?

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Boot to CD

by jdmercha In reply to Missing CD Rom

Can you boot to the XP CD and run a repair?

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IDE drivers

by TheChas In reply to Missing CD Rom

The reason that there is not a XP driver for the CD drive is because the CD driver is part of the IDE driver for the chip-set on the motherboard.

2 ways to recover:

Remove both the CD drive and IDE controllers from device manager.
Re-boot and allow Windows to reinstall the drivers.

Or, download and install the latest IDE driver for the chip-set.

Chas

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Thanks for the help guys

by Daygo_171 In reply to Missing CD Rom

My answer was actually found on the microsoft website via a registry hack. See the link if interested:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320553

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