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Bios says cd/dvd drive is disabled - how do I enable?

By pixie08
Jun 10, 2009
  1. Hi, My Packard Bell laptop is running Windows XP. Somehow my CD/DVD drive has become disabled. The whole D drive seems to have just vanished into thin air.

    I've been into regedit and removed the upper and lower filters and it still wont work.

    I cant find the device in device manager. Infact the only place I have found it is in BIOS where it says its disabled.

    Please can someone help me, its really starting to drive me mad lol...

    Oh I also went to system restore and tried to restore the computer back three months when I know it was working but it wouldnt let me for some unknown reason. Im sure somewhere there must just be an enable/disable button but I cant find it.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169

    Try installing another optical drive and see if it is detected properly
     
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