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XP not readong dvd rom !!!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dhamlow, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. dhamlow

    dhamlow Thread Starter

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    Win Xp will not read my dvd rom drive.
    This is on a fresh install during which the dvd rom worked to do th install.
    Device manager shows it is working properly.
    What am I missing.

    Thanks out there.:confused:
     
  2. happyrck

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    try using the device manager to uninstall the drive...reboot and let windows "find " the new hardware...see if it will install its own generic drivers ...see if the drive works
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    How often do you shut down the computer?
     
  4. dhamlow

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    Did that, did not fix problem, Thamks
     
  5. dhamlow

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    Shut down once since problem, looking for answers before trying again, Thanks
     
  6. js73

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    I had the same problem. Turned out the dvd rom gave up! Had to get a replacement, fortunately not too expensive. Hope you have better luck.
     
  7. happyrck

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    Actually, the filters are usually the problem. Here's an automated script for fixing them, takes the risk of editing the wrong thing away.

    Now, if you've deleted some other stuff associated with the drives, you may have done something that this script can't fix. If so, I suggest a repair installation of XP to attempt to correct that.

    Fix for missing DVD/CD drives.

    Create a text file with the following stuff in it exactly as below and name it FIXCD.REG

    Double click on the file and say yes to the merge into registry question.

    ----------------------- cut after this line, contents of FIXCD.REG -----------------------------
    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
    "UpperFilters"=-
    "LowerFilters"=-

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]
    ------------------------------ cut before this line --------------------------------

    I stole ..uh ahh.. borrowed this from johnwill so if it doesn't work we will blame him :eek: ...and of course if it works I should get the credit :D :D
     
  8. dhamlow

    dhamlow Thread Starter

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    Thanks, replaced drive, that fixed it. Had a spare, why didn't I think of that?
    This is a great forum, I'm sure I'll be back.
     
  9. dhamlow

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    Thanks, I will try this too and maybe save that drive for later useage.
     
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