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    Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    I am using windows xp which was working fine till yesterday but today when I started my PC, it was not showing any DVD drive option. It is quite shocking as well for me because DVD is running inside the DVD drive. How can I solve this Issue?



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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    This doesnt happen frequently but if you are facing with this problem then you can use any of the below given methods to solve your problem:
    Method 1
    This problem occurs sometimes due to some minor change in the registry. So first of all try to Restart your windows and check whether your problem still persists or not. Make sure that your CD/DVD drive is working fine and is connected with proper cable.


    Method 2
    In this method, we will use the Disk Management to change the drive letter and thus will assign a new drive letter so as to avoid overwriting. The steps are as follows:
    Press windows key + R to open Run
    Now type diskmgmt.msc and press enter.
    You will now see the names of all drives.select your cd/dvd drive there.
    Right click on the cd/dvd drive and click on Change Drive Letter and Paths and assign a new drive name to your cd/dvd drive.
    Now you would be able to see your CD/DVD drive without any issue..
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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    Dear,

    If your Cd or DVD drives are not working properly then it might be due to the hard ware problem or might be due to the Loose connection of the Wires. so first check the cables attached to the DVD drives. The not functioning problem also may be due to the internal Problem in the DVD. it might be little changes may be in the registry of the Computer. another method is by using the Disk Management to change or to assign the new Drive.

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    STEP 1: Click Start and Click Run.

    STEP 2: Type "diskmgmt.msc" and Press Enter.

    STEP 3: Verify whether the CD/DVD Device is assigned a name or not.

    STEP 4: If the Device does not have a name, then right click on it and Select "Change Drive Letters and Pths".

    STEP 5: Click "Add" and Click Assign the following Drive Letter and then Click the Drive Letter from the List.

    STEP 5: Click "OK" twice and the Close the Disk Management.

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    This is very rare problem, but easy to rectify. Just go through the following tips

    TIP 1:

    ~~> Right click on My computer select Manage
    ~~> Select Disk Management
    ~~> Right click on CD/DVD
    ~~> Select Change drive letter and Paths
    ~~> Click Add select a Letter
    ~~> Click OK> OK

    OR

    TIP 2:

    ~~> Open CPU door
    ~~> Unplug CD/DVD cable clean it and reconnect
    ~~> Close the CPU door
    ~~> Log in to Windows and Check the connection

    Hope these tips will fix your problem.
    All the Best !!!

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    Follow these steps:


    1.Click Start, and then click Run.

    2.In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

    3.In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318.

    4.In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

    5.On the Edit menu, click Delete.

    6.When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

    7.In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

    8.On the Edit menu, click Delete.

    9.When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

    10.Exit Registry Editor.

    11.Restart the computer.

    ALL THE BEST!!!

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    1)In Windows XP, click Start , and right-click My Computer .
    2)In Windows XP, select Properties , click the Hardware tab, and then click the Device Manager button.
    3)Click the plus sign ( + ) next to DVD/CD-ROM Drives (or similar) category.
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    4)Do the following depending on what is listed in the DVD/CD-ROM drives category:


    If the CD or DVD drive name is missing , the drive is not being detected by Windows. Close Device Manager and skip to the section CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows .


    If a drive name is shown but is disabled (icon is marked with a red X), the drive has been disabled. Right-click the drive name and select Enable . You may have to restart the computer to complete the enabling process. The drive should work correctly once it has been enabled.

    If a drive name is shown but contains an alert icon (an icon marked with an alert symbol, !), then use the section Using Device Manager error codes to troubleshoot the problem.

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    Dear friend,

    This is not a common problem faced by most of us, but after searching a lot about your problem I recommend you to check the cable connection, just open your CPU cabinet , and then check for the cable connections between motherboard and DVD drive
    and if problem still exist then follow the following steps:

    1 Goto start>run, and type diskpart



    2 After that a new window will appear in front of you, type list volume



    3 It will list all the drives present in your computer.

    4 Now look for the volume in the list that is hidden, look its voulme number

    5 Now type select volume e ,e is the letter assigned to that drive



    6 to make visible type, assign letter e


    This will make your drive visible..............


    Regards,
    B.Tech. CSE

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    1) Restart your computer to complete the removal of LowerFilters and UpperFilters

    2) Verify that the CD/DVD drive is detected by the BIOS when the computer starts

    3) Verify that the CD/DVD drive has power. For example, does the tray open so that you can insert a CD or DVD disc in the drive?

    4) Verify that the CD/DVD drive has a drive letter assigned in Disk Manager
    a. Click Start, and then click Run. Or click Start Search.
    b. Type diskmgmt.msc (without the quotes), and then press ENTER
    c. Verify that the CD/DVD device is assigned a drive letter (for example, D:)
    d. If the device does not have a drive letter, then right mouse click on the CD-ROM (highlighted in red above), and select Change Drive Letters and Paths
    e. Click Add, click Assign the following drive letter, and then click a drive letter from the list
    f: Click OK twice, and then close Disk Management

    5) Uninstall & Reinstall the DVD/CD-ROM drive in Device Manager

    a. Click Start, and then click Run. Or click Start Search.
    b. Type devmgmt.msc (without the quotes), and then press ENTER
    c. Double click to expand DVD/CD-ROM drives
    d. Right-click on the name of your DVD/CD-ROM and click Uninstall
    e. Select OK to the Confirm Device Removal (Windows XP) or Confirm Device Uninstall (Windows Vista) dialog
    f. Right mouse click your computer name and select Scan for hardware changes
    g. Close Device Manager

    6) Check if the CD/DVD drive appears in My Computer

    7) Uninstall & Reinstall any DVD/CD burning software

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    Hi there,

    Your problem will be solved by these steps. It involves some experience in advanced features. So, please do these if you have any friend of you who is an advanced user.
    Don't worry even if you are not a geek, just take a backup of regisrty or create a restore point.

    * Click Start, and then click Run.


    * In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.


    * In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry submenu:


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318.


    * In the right pane, click UpperFilters.


    * On the Edit menu, click Delete.


    * When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.


    * In the right click pane, click LowerFilters.

    * On the Edit menu, click Delete.


    * When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.


    * Now Exit Registry Editor.


    * Restart the computer.

    You are done..!!! Best of Luck..!!

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    Its very simple.....
    1. open the central processing unit(cpu).
    2. unplug the CD/DVD cables and clean it.
    3. reconnect the cables properly.
    4. close the cpu.
    5. log into windows and check it.

    These tips will fix your problem...
    All the Best

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    Hello friends.............

    First Click Start and Click Run.

    then Type
    "diskmgmt.msc" and Press Enter.

    and Verify whether the CD/DVD Device is assigned a name or not...........................................

    ((((((((((((If the Device does not have a name, then right click on it and Select "Change Drive Letters and Pths".)))))))))))))))))

    Click "Add" and Click Assign the following Drive Letter and then Click the Driv


    e Letter from the List.

    Click "OK" twice and the Close the Disk Management.
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    Thank u.........................

    Beat of luck.......................

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    do these four things you problem will be surely corrected:-

    1) Restart your computer to complete the removal of LowerFilters and UpperFilters2) Verify that the CD/DVD drive is detected by the BIOS when the computer starts3) Verify that the CD/DVD drive has power. For example, does the tray open so that you can insert a CD or DVD disc in the drive?4) Verify that the CD/DVD drive has a drive letter assigned in Disk Manager

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    It is too simple to Show the DVD drive option. Just follow the following step

    Step 1 Right click the My Computer then go to manage

    Step 2 Open the computer Management window in left side of this window Show the Computer Management (Local) option It has Three sub option.

    Step 3 clicks the first option System Tools show the full detail then click the last option Device Manager.

    Step 4 After click the Device Manager option Right side of Computer Management widow show the your Pc name.

    Step 5 Click your Pc name and go to DVD/CD-ROM drives and click it it show the your DVD/CD-ROM name.

    Step 6 Right click the your DVD/CD-ROM chose the enable option after show the message then press the Ok button..

    Follow this steps show the DVD drive in your pc.

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    Hello my friend..as shown above some members posted so many ways to fix your problem.

    However if you still not able to clear you issue i am showing you a video link from where you can easily understand how to solve your problem.

    hele is the link....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6tsF...eature=related

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    hi,
    You can easily fix this problem of not reading your cd or dvd drives by opening this page i.e
    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd...problems/en-us

    and then there is a button on the right side i.e "Run now" and click on it.
    and then follow onscreen prompts to launch

    or,
    you can also take help from this video...here is a link :-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW-Se3XrMRM

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    HI,
    this problem might have occured because of hardware failure,try rebooting your computer but if the problem still continues then
    check for the connections of cable in the cpu cabinet if they are all tight ,in case they are loose just make them tight.
    But if the problem still continues then you will have to consult your technician for the replacement of the same.
    :-)

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    If your Windows Xp is not showing DVD drive option in the My Computer.
    Then, check the cable after opening CPU Cabinet.
    Check whether it is properly connected or not.
    Open your Computer again, even then if problem is not solved.
    Check your PC through nearby computer dealer.

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    HI,

    This is the frequent problem observe by all the user in windows to solve this query i bring you to the following steps -

    1) Click Start and then click Run..

    2) In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

    3)In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    4)In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

    5)On the Edit menu, click Delete

    6)When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes

    7)In the right pane, click LowerFilters

    8)On the Edit menu, click Delete

    9)When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes

    10)Exit Registry Editor and restart your computer..

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    Re: Windows xp not showing DVD drive option

    hi my dear friend......this is simple to get back your DVD drive


    1.first click on the start menu and open control panel

    2. in that control panel window choose Add hardware option

    3. then click next.......and wait

    4. after some time ...the missed drive will be apeared on the window then follow instructions to ...get back the Drive

    .......if does not appear then follow these

    choose the first option...yes i already connected and click next

    there scroll down and choose your drive

    if there is also does not appear then choose the last option Add new hardware device

    then choose the option as you like.....then click next .....the process will start

    then also you ...the same problem ...check the hard ware ...i mean check the connector .........ALL THE BEST

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