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Dvd-rom Drive Not Recognized!


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#1 Xander

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 10:44 PM

Hi there,

I think I've dealt with this before but I can't seem to find the fix this time around...

Windows XP won't recognize my Toshiba dvd-rom sd-r2512 drive. I recall this somehow being itunes fault from last time I dealt with this? A registry problem maybe? Upper or lower limits or something? Anyhow, yes, I've tried to uninstall/reinstall, and to update drivers etc. but to no avail of course. My wife is getting angry cuz she finally wants to import her old cds so she can make a playlist for the gym....

i know this isn't a crazy fix but i am getting no where. any/all help appreciated!!!

thank you,

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 10:51 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben...p;x=12&y=13

itunes packages a cdburning sonic filter that's easily corrupted?
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:02 AM

Hi, Xander!

Too Funny!! I just now posted my solution to my "Code 41" thread, and fixed my own DVD player that had a very similar issue. Yes, you will most likely need to delete upper and lower filters in the registry.

One thing I would recommend is once you get your DVD running again, copy your DVD install CD to your hard drive, so if it ever happens again, you can reinstall without having to use your DVD player, which, of course, you can't do if it's dead!

Go here to troubleshoot and hopefully fix your issue:

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

If for some reason this doesn't work, read my thread. I had to find the install software (used a Trial version) from the vendor website, and that got me going again.

Sure hope you're up and running soon!

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 03:32 PM

Hey thank you Chewy and Moki, deleting the upper and lower limits worked just fine.

I guess the next/bigger question is:

Why does this happen? How can I prevent it? Is it really itunes fault like I recall someone mentioning at one point in time?

It's just plain annoying to have to deal with this more than once!

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:01 PM

http://www.bustrace.com/products/devfilter.htm

here's the offical filter driver watch tool, learn to use it

new itunes might be better

sometimes you just have to wait for their drivers th break and reinstall them

maybe they should have stuck with apple and stayed away from windows?

Sonic is the real one to watch out for! Anyone that knows much about this stuff, won't use their programs, again their newer drivers are better.

http://www.cdr-zone.com/forum/about4719.html

this is about the best discussion of the problem

Edited by DaChew, 01 March 2008 - 04:02 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:11 PM

Hi Chewy,

I do have sonic on my machine. Maybe that's the culprit...

Should I unistall it, or is there any reason to keep it?

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:40 PM

itunes got their burn engine from sonic, that's most of your problem, not sure how itunes burns but probably needs that burn app for drm files

I try to stay away from any drm just on principle

when you buy a dvd burner, if it comes with software it will be nero not sonic, but if you buy a computer it's always sonic

correlation, people buying factory computers don't know any better

don't get me started on itunes, myspace or chat/toolbars programs :thumbsup:

you break sonics burn engine when you remove the filter, you can reinstall and break windows again and again and again

there are lots of good free burn programs that do not use or need a filter drive, xp uses spti as a native bus interface and good programers use that

aspi is another thing you don't want to have installed on xp and above

it died with 98 and me
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:22 PM

Chewy, you lost me there a little bit... Sonic came w/ my computer and then i installed itunes when my wife got an ipod, so they are both on there. i dont exactly like itunes vader-like control issues and would rather not use it but i am stuck with it...

so should i unistall sonic? i dont know what aspi means either...

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 11:52 PM

uninstall sonic and don't tell the wife, best to just let her have her own computer and that way you can keep one running at least

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 02:21 AM

I think you might be on to something with that last idea!

thanks,
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 02:47 AM

My daughter and I spent some quality time rebuilding 2 computers, I have given up on her mother. Clueless?

Shhhh
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