cd-rw & dvd not visible

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by desperado, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. desperado

    desperado Guest

    Have a cd-rw (LG gce-8481b) & dvd-rom (LG gdr-8161b) on a gateway running
    winXP mc. One day, they're not there. System says a problem occured trying
    to start the devices....blah....blah....blah

    Uninstalled devices....reinstalled...and same prob, cannot start
    devices...problem occured.

    The PC has a ton of spyware/adware....and a virus when I got a hold of
    it....pretty much cleaned it out 99.9%, but same thing. I'm thinking either
    some spyware/adware/hijacker or the virus itself corrupted the device
    driver. Right now i'm stumped...any suggestions?
    desperado, Sep 12, 2004
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    Thor Guest

    have you checked the cable?
    Thor, Sep 12, 2004
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    desperado Guest

    Not yet....was going to unplug both..boot up/shut down then reconnect and
    try again...but the pc is not with me, so I wanted to get more suggestions
    b4 I go back to it...anything else you think it might be aside from the
    cables? thanks
    desperado, Sep 12, 2004
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    Lloyd Jones Guest

    Similar thing happened to me before, I re-installed the ATAPI drivers.

    Lloyd Jones, Sep 12, 2004
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