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The cd rom/ dvd drive is not recognized by Vista

\015 I have a gateway mt 6711 and the cd rom/dvd is not recognized by Windows Vista (device mgr). Also, the drive could be bad as dvds or cds are not be read by the drive. What can I do to resolve this?\015

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The solution I've used is to do a registry edit. A messed-up registry in Windows XP and probably in Vista causes the CD to "disappear."
I have downloaded this patch for my use with my clients but the best way for you to get it is to Google "CD Gone." You will be presented with several sites that tell you how to make the changes to the registry.
If you need help with this solution, just ask me and I'll find the easiest site for you.
Vista has a bug that sometimes it doesn't see a dvd drive
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