CD/DVD Drive on XP is installed but has yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I've already tried uninstalling it and letting it install at boot.  Made no difference.  Still has yellow exclamation mark.  Not seen in My Computer and will not read CDs.
But, can boot to a CD so the drive seems fine.
Question by:Fred Marshall
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    Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media

    Try this one for starters....
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    Wrong one I wanted to post actually...

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
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    Better check if your CD/DVD drive is compatible with XP. Is there any Windows compatibility signs on the drive's package?
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    that the drive can boot does not mean it is ok
    test it on another PC, or test another cd drive here
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    They're so cheap these days that you can get a new one for the price of 2 beer's ...
    You can always use the device manager and try and update the driver.

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    try looking under computer management under disk management and see if the drive is showing up in there. If it it is try changing the drive letter. If that doesn't work you could also try going the cdrom's manufacturers website and download drivers for the the device.
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    by:Fred Marshall
    It seems that the first one worked.  This is a stock OEM CD/DVD drive in the system.  Thanks!!!
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    Glad it worked....

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