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Old 12-26-01, 09:31 AM
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WTF!? CD/DVD-ROM drive not showing up in Windows Explorer?

On XP, when I go to Explorer or My Computer, my CD/DVD-ROM drive no longer shows up among my other drives (C:\ and A:\).

Very strange.

I was fooling around with the registry today, but I didn't think it would affect it -- I was simply cleaning out old Corel and AOL things I no longer use. I did, however, delete two files in the Windows directory which were in conflict with my system, so the error alert said (which all started when I installed Easy CD Creator 4 for my new external CD burner).

I'm pretty confused.

I even put in a CD, and nothing happens -- won't even play! What have I done!!?? Please help me, as you've done so many times before.

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Old 12-26-01, 09:59 AM
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By the way, the 2 files "in conflict" with my CD stuff which "were not loaded" (but then deleted from Windows\System32\Drivers by dumb me) were:

cdr4_2k.sys
cdralw2k.sys

Perhaps these are the culprits? But if so, why were they suddenly in conflict when I installed my Iomega software for the new burner??
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I love conversations with myself.

So I put those 2 files back, and low-and-behold, all is back to normal...

Except

... the fact that those two files are still 'in conflict' with some programs and could 'cause windows to become unstable.' So, they're never loaded, yet I cannot delete them...seems strange.

Now my problem is -- I don't want to see that error message/alert everytime I startup!!
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Did you remove those entries in the registry in reference to those 2 files? Are you sure the Iomega software is XP compliant? I would try to use the XP restore feature to go back before the Easy CD Creator installation.
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I would love to! How do I do that?
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Click on Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> System Restore

Follow the instruction from the screen

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