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CD/DVD drives do not show up in My Computer after swapping one of the drives from the system-WinXP

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I removed a Yamaha cd drive which has no driver support for Windows XP and I swaped it with another dvd drive in which its driver (roxio ECDC and Direct CD v.5 )is supported by WinXP. This drive which I set as slave, just like the one replaced and another dvd rw drive whiich is still set as master on an ASUS p4p.. motherboard do not show up in My Computer. Do I need to remove a key in the registry so that the cds would show up in My Computer. If yes, which one?

Prior to removing the drive,Windows wouldn't load the cd drivers to prevent instability of the system. I also uninstalled the software for the cd. After doing that
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by:qfren
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Hi:

can BIOS detect the cd drive??


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by:aindelicato
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Make sure the CD drive(s) are listed in your POST when the PC boots.

If not, then you have a cable/jumper issue.

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by:clintsld
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1. There have been reported instances where DVD-RW dirves do not react well when sharing the same IDE cable with other optical devices. Have you tried any of the devices on the other IDE cable.  
2. In device manager, uninstall the devices and reboot.
3. In the Bios ensure PNP OS Installed is set to "yes"
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None of the suggestions soved my problems. I solved the problem by removing the upper and lower filters. The CD icon reappeared in My Computer.
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Please close this question since I solved it. Thanks
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Flojo ,

What "filters" did you remove ?

Do you mean the jumpers on the drives?  If so, my suggestions would have helped you.
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It's been a while and I do not remember the key, but they were upper and lower filters in the registry.
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Upper and lower filters in the registry key.
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