CD/DVD drive gone!

By jimmy_341 ยท 4 replies
Nov 6, 2006
  1. Hi all

    After uninstalling XP tools and InCD (some Nero thing I've never used), my computer wont recognize my DVD/CD drive, meaning any thing CD related (i.e. drivers etc) cant be read. I haven't the slightest idea what happened, but it wont light up and the icon has disappeared from my computer. Does anyone know how to fix it? Or what I've done? The USB hub and sound card are also listed as not working, but they are (?)

    The details of the drive are
    HL-DT -ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B (An LG super multi DVD/CD RW)

    My computer isn't exactly old and dated either (well it depends on your version of old, but 2005 isn't that old is it?), and although there has been some previous little niggles, I've never lost an entire drive like this.

    If anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful.
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Have you checked for hardware changes in your Device Manager? I'm guessing that is what is showing you the USB problem as well.

    You can always choose scan system for changes to see if it finds it again.

    As for the USB issues, it sounds like you need to reinstall your mobo (assuming your USB is from the mobo and not a PCI card) drivers for the USB devices.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  3. jimmy_341

    jimmy_341 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All fixed

    Yeah turns out the InCD was the problem. Visited the Microsoft website and it was all good, just had to get rid of a few reg entries. Cheers
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Was that upper and lower filters?
  5. jimmy_341

    jimmy_341 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah pain in the *** it was too. Gotta reinstall all my CD burning gear, even stuff like iTunes...
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