CDROM-Guide forums

Go Back   CDROM-Guide forums > Main Forums > CD-R & CD-RW
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Open   CSec   Data   DevDrv   CoOp   Audio   CDRW   CDG   VCD   DVD   HD DVD   Mac   VGB   PS2   DC   Xbox  

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Mar 22, 2009, 02:28 AM
creativegb creativegb is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1
Exclamation CD/DVD not visible in My Computer, Device Manager, BIOS

sponsored links
Two days ago, while using Vista OS, a Message popped up from my System Tray; it read something like “Found New Hardware … Drive … installing Drivers … Your new hardware is now installed …”.
After that my CD/DVD Drive ceased to be recognized by the System—BIOS, Device Manager, My Computer et al.

My PC configuration is as under, please:-
I am using Intel D945 GCCR motherboard with Pentium 4 processor. The board, however, has only one slot for an IDE 80-way (or 40-way) data channel; per force, I am using a PCI card to connect to LG’s CD/DVD Reader/Writer (Make: LG).

I am using a Seagate 80GB PATA HDD with two partitions (format: NTFS)—for dual boot (Windows VistaSP1 and Windows XPSP2) [The latter is being used purely to enable retrieval of important documents IF Vista ever fails to boot].
Now even in XP the said CD/DVD Drive is not visible.

I checked the power and data cables. In fact, I interchanged these between my HDD and CD/DVD Drive—the HDD works fine; this shows that these cables and the PCI card are OK.

I used the same cables on a Samsung Combo Drive and on the (OEM) CD-ROM—none of these, too, were visible in ‘My Computer’.

Then I checked the following Key in the Vista’s Registry and took a screenshot of the same (which can be emailed to your goodself upon receipt of your Reply, please):


As suggested in this Tech Forum, I first exported the said Key to my Desktop and then deleted the REG_MULTI_SZ data type Lower Filters (the Registry has no Upper Filters) from the Registry. And re-booted the PC; yet the above issue has not been solved, please.

Old Mar 23, 2009, 09:34 PM
chandler68 chandler68 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: england
Posts: 977

If the drive is NOT being detected by the BIOS then the first thing that needs testing is the drive itself.

Old Jun 12, 2009, 09:06 PM
Radroy Radroy is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Unhappy similar problem

my system (xp pro) doesn't play anything from cdrom. put in a disk and nothing@ sys manager says it's working properly. Same when I run a diagnostic. Help!!!!
Old Aug 13, 2009, 04:39 AM
HERO99 HERO99 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3

really big thanks
Old Aug 31, 2009, 02:36 AM
bookmarkmaster bookmarkmaster is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Default CD/DVD not visible in My Computer, Device Manager, BIOS

i recently bought a new dvd burner and hooked it up, now both my burner and original cd rom drive (that i left hooked up) are not working. I went to the device manager and the dvd-rom/cd-rom tab is not listed. i have power to both drives. i tried switching the IDE cable, but still inop. ive read a few threads and saw to delete data out of the registry, but i do not see a upper and lower filter, is that the exact name in regedit? Please help!!

Last edited by bookmarkmaster; Aug 31, 2009 at 02:38 AM.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
xp device manager dino0211 Open to All Computer Related Topics 1 Aug 04, 2002 11:18 AM
Having Problems With My New Computer son349 Open to All Computer Related Topics 4 Jul 08, 2002 12:28 AM
wheres the device manager? [; ; winNT4] Hyperion X Windows NT 3 Jun 14, 2002 10:58 AM
cpu for k7s5a mother board lhys09915 Consumer's Opinion 8 May 20, 2002 02:38 AM
Bleem!Paks...Readable in Computer Cd/Dvd Drive...? gAm3 Fr3aQu3 Dreamcast 2 Feb 18, 2002 12:45 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1996-2009 All rights reserved