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Windows doesn't recognize CD-ROM drive

By sc43 ·
When I start my system, BIOS recognizes my DVD drive, and if I put a system disk in, it also shows the driver. When I start windows though, there is no CD listed in the device manager. I have recently downloaded a CD driver which has updated my autoexec.bat and config.sys files so that my CD drive shows, but it doesn't act like it should. It won't autorun, it goes really slow if I go through the run screen, and some programs won't run at all. it was working fine the day before when I had toreinstall windows and used it to reinstall most of my software. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Windows doesn't recognize CD-ROM drive

by dmiles In reply to Windows doesn't recognize ...

Use the Add New Hardware wizard to reinstall the cd-rom drive.
Open the Device Manager and check to see if you have both IDE controllers listed and installed properly.
Select the cd-rom in device manager list and click on properties and click the diagnostic tab and see if this is showing any conflicts.
Click on the performance tab.
Check to see if you have the cd-rom attached as slave to hard drive or dvd

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Windows doesn't recognize CD-ROM drive

by sc43 In reply to Windows doesn't recognize ...

Can't add the CD-rom drive becuz the only option is using Sony, Mitsumi or Panasonic, neither of which is the driver. Both IDE controllers were there. Couldn't click on CD-rom in device manager as it didn't show up.
I just reinstalled windowsand now it's fine. Somehow the driver disappeared from the driver files. Thanks anyway.

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