Uninstalling Live OneCare removes the CD disk drive from my computer RRS feed

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  • When I tried to remove the Live Onecare program after my free trial it removed the cd drive from my computer file. Now I can't do anything with my cd drive. What is going on?
    • Moved by JimR1Moderator Friday, August 14, 2009 4:30 PM (From:Windows Live OneCare – Off Topic)
    Friday, August 14, 2009 5:10 AM


  • Fellow MVP, Doug Knox, wrote a script to deal with this problem - http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_cd_dvd_fix.htm

    It also works on Vista. The reason for this is that the removal of the backup component affects the CD/DVD drivers on some systems. This can happen with the removal of any CD/DVD burning software, not just OneCare.

    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Saturday, August 15, 2009 1:10 AM

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