My computer(and my wifes ironically enough) laptop no longer recognizes the DVD drive. I put a disc in, the lights on the drive come on, I hear it spinning and then nothing. There are no DVD players in the device manager. I tried the registry editor fix (delete upper and lower filters), I had no lower filters. I tried flashing the bios. I downloaded a couple registry fixes from this site and it still doesnt work. After I clicked the "cdreg" program (right click and merge) and restarted there is still no dvd in my device mgr and also my registry did not change. I tried to copy the other code into notepad and then merge it but it would not let me. I am running vista. Im pretty sure the drive is still good....any suggestions. Thanks for you help.