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YET Another missing CDROM

By pattownsend ·
CD disappeared from My Computer and device manager. EMachine 633ids Windows/ME on restore CD. DVD/CD was working. Power went off. Restarted PC and CD gone. Works when booted from startup disk. In device manager Harddisk Controller shows: INTEL 82801AA Bus Master IDE Controller
Primary IDE Controller(dual fifo)
Secondary IDE Controller (dual fifo)
Primary and Secondary have the ! next to them.
I tried updating driver, removing and replacing controllers and reinstalling.
Comes back the same way.

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by billc124 In reply to YET Another missing CDROM

I run into this one all the time. Here is what I find usually fixes the problem.

Click Start, Run and Type Regedit

In Regedit, click Edit, Find and Type "NOIDE" without the quotes. If you find an entry for this, delete it. This problem usuallyoccurs because somehow Windows thinks that there is no ide devices installed even though obviously there are. Not sure how or why this entry gets created, but this fixes it almost every time I see this problem.

Hope this helps.

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by pattownsend In reply to YET Another missing CDROM

Didn't find that entry.

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by billc124 In reply to YET Another missing CDROM

One thing I forgot in my last post is that you Must reboot after doing this or else the change will not take effect.

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