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CD /DVD Drive Not recognised.


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#1 Isembard

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 06:42 AM

Sorry to post this as I'm pretty confident it must have been raised before.
Problem is either I'm not using the "Search" facility properley or its not working.
I typed in "DVD Drive not recognised in Windows" and various other phrases only to get the reply :-
"One or all of your search keywords were below 3 characters or you searched for words which are not allowed, such as 'html', 'img', etc, please increase the length of these search keywords or choose different keywords". What am I doing wrong here, if anything ?

Also any help with the issue would be appreciated.
The DVD Drive in a Windows XP system is not being recognised either in My Computer or Windows Explorer. Device manager reports a driver issue but I seem to recall a regestry edit is able to sort this out. Iv'e tried new cables ( IDE ), positions on the board / cable ( master, slave etc ) but no use. Iv'e even tried a new drive.

I know this is something simple but my heads a fog today.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:39 AM

Waheeey! Found it.. Knew is was a reg hack.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Then SYSTEM

Then CURRENT CONTROL SET

Then CONTROL

Then CLASS

Then find {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

The whole thing looks like this:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Then delete the upper and lower filters....

Job done.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:30 AM

Nice work, that's a typical fix that many of us have had to use before :).

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116

Happy computing :).

Louis




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