missing cd drives

so ever since i installed the RC in July, my CD and DVD drives not shown up on the my computer window, however it keeps poping up a 3.5in floppy drive which I dont have nor do I even have the cable for one hooked up to the MB. 

I have gone through the device manager and updated the drivers, the device manager shows that I have both cd and dvd drives hooked up to the MB.
I have been able to successfully install programs off the cd drives ONLY as long as they have an auto run feature. problem now is since there is no icons for the drives so i cant explore any cd or dvd, and any dvd or cd not having an auto run feature cant open, I dont even get the notification window that a disk has been inserted into the drive.  I havent been able to successfully find any 64bit drivers on the manufactures webpage for the drives.

Anyone know how to fix this or whats going on? any help would be greatly appreciated



For it's only the dead have seen the end of war. -Plato-
 

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Last updated November 17, 2017 Views 1,452 Applies to:
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OK. I found a solution.

What I did was went through the registry, and since I thought it to be ROXIO that messed everything up I did a key search on roxio (though uninstalled we all know that some registry keys are ALWAYS left behind) I found one the key was sonic media or something along thoes lines belonging to Roxio. so I deleted that I know that SONIC is also one of the drivers roxio uses for cd and dvd drives.

also I ran the Ms Fixit program in compatibility mode. which DID work. however in my case it was removing the registry key that fixed my problem. I just ran the fixit just to make sure anyother unknown problems were taken care of.

so there we have it, remove the registry keys left behind and its all fixed.
I should have thought of that first heh.

the link for the fix program if you want to use it as well, though im sure it will remove the keys as well.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060#appliesto

For it's only the dead have seen the end of war. -Plato-

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Restore CD/DVD Drives to Explorer
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