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Extra Optical Drives Installed On PC

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by ChiPhiZD, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. ChiPhiZD

    ChiPhiZD Member

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    Recently I have had 3 non-existant optical drives installed on my PC, when I go into the device manager and uninstall the drivers and reboot the PC, XP keeps saying that "new hardware found." I have not installed anything new as of late, there is nothing odd in the add/remove programs, I am running adwatch which should stop anything being added to the PC's registry, I was just wondering if anyone has also had this problem, and if there is any fix to remove these drives perminately.

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    remove the "drives" from both normal & safe mode & check in your msconfig/startup to see anything there that shouldn't be
     
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    Already did all of that but everytime I reboot in normal mode, it installs these drives. Nothing out of the ordinary in startup and even checked the registry and I cannot find anything in there.
     
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    according to your sig you have 1 writer than a program is causing the problem possibly nero. try uninstall nero to see if other "drives" disappears
     

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