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Windows 7: CD Drives missing from Windows Explorer

26 Oct 2010   #1
Mr Samurai

W7U 64bit
 
 
CD Drives missing from Windows Explorer

I have upgraded to W7 Ultimate, since then I have not had the CD drives showing in windows explorer in the drop down section on the left. If I put a disc in it then shows up. I am used to XP and all my drives showing.
I looked at the properties for the drives and there is the message showing, Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19) instead of "this device is working properly".

Can anyone help


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26 Oct 2010   #2
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Do they show up when clicking on My Computer in Windows Explorer
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26 Oct 2010   #3
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If you go to Folder Options and look under the View tab, you should see a Hide empty drives in Computer folder. If its checked, un-check it and that should fix part of your problem.
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26 Oct 2010   #4
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

CD\DVD Driver corrupted in registry try this fix maybe

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Samurai View Post
I have upgraded to W7 Ultimate, since then I have not had the CD drives showing in windows explorer in the drop down section on the left. If I put a disc in it then shows up. I am used to XP and all my drives showing.
I looked at the properties for the drives and there is the message showing, Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19) instead of "this device is working properly".

Can anyone help
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26 Oct 2010   #5
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

here is an automated fix that may work:

Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media
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