CD/DVD drives and USB ports not working

By Forrest137
Sep 5, 2011
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  1. I need help getting my cd/dvd drives to work. I can burn a cd, but neither drive will read a cd/dvd. Ive tried the following with no luck:

    1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
    Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
    Restart computer.
    3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
    Double click on to unzip it.
    Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
    Accept registry merge.
    Restart computer.
    4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
    You'll see two items:
    - ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
    - ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
    Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
    Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.


    When I try uninstalling the drives through device manager, my computer freezes up completely, and I have to force shutdown.

    any ideas? all help would me much appreciated.

    oh and by the way, Im running xp home 32 and I have SP3 installed.

  2. Forrest137

    Forrest137 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    no? ok. thought I would get a response. I THOUGHT WRONG! lol
  3. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Posts: 321

    patience mate someone will help sometimes takes a while as its late .. i know bits but feel people here will be able to help you fix problem so ill leave it to them
  4. Forrest137

    Forrest137 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I know man. I posted this thread september 6. and I just replied last night.

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