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Joanne on September 24, 2005
usb dvd-rw drive disappeared

Hi

I have a Sony DRX-510UL (usb connection) DVD-RW drive that is no longer recognized by my computer. It spins up ok, but the USB connection thing does not see it. When I unplug it, WinXP does make that little "ding!" noise, so presumely it does see something. I have a USB keyboard that works ok. Under the System_DeviceManager, it sees a USB Mass Storage Device, but with error code 10 (device cannot start).

I've seen similar problems on the message board (http://www.siliconguide.com/qa/forum/messages/71.shtml)
and I've tried the Upper/Lower regedit deletion. The drive is still not recognized. Other forums (http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1079257805) point to a visual basic script (http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts/xp_cd_dvd_fix.vbs) but I've also got a nil result from that. My registry did not even contain the cdr4 and cdral mentioned there to begin with.

Could this be a result of installing the SBC Yahoo DSL software? How can I fix it? I've uninstalled everything associated with SBC that I could.

Help! Thanks...
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