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Old Nov 30, 2007, 11:52 PM
OCdt TANG OCdt TANG is offline
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Default CD-ROM not recognized (new problem)!

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Hey guys,
I've got the same problem as explained by another member here (quoted below), and I've done a lot of searching but it hasn't worked for me It's actually worse off then I started somehow right now. I also quoted below the typical fix that I've tried.

I figured that maybe the reason why it would not work for me was because I have a virtual drive (using alcohol 120%), so I deleted it completely (just temporarily) hoping that I could then do the normal fix. ...problem now is, I don't even have "CD-ROM" in device manager at all, so I can't even try to uninstall/resinstall etc., and I've already deleted the upper and lower registry files as I've been told to do.

What the #$%@ do I do now??? lol

Any help would be greatly appreciated!




Here is the original question/problem and posted answer that normally would work:

"I am in urgent need of drivers to access my DVD-ROM drive (actually a CD/DVD combo). My drivers were inadvertently erased by someone using my PC. The CD/DVD drive no longer appears in the 'My Computer' window!
Here are my system details:
OS : Windows XP (Home)
PC : Toshiba Satellite
CD/DVD-ROM drive: Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R2512

I'd be MOST grateful if anyone could help me find the appropriate drivers and perhaps guide me through the installation process, as I am near mental collapse trying to make the damn thing work!
Thanks in advance!"


and the fix given was:

"You don't need drivers for optical devices (CD and DVD drives) as Windows has native support for them.
It sounds like a corrupt Registry entry, which is common with XP.
The following should fix it.
Start Registry Editor (Start, Run and type in regedit then click O.K)
Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
Quit Registry Editor.
NOTE: After you remove the Upperfilters value and the Lowerfilters value, if you notice lost functionality in a particular program, such as CD recording software, you may need to reinstall that software.
Restart your computer."
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Old Dec 04, 2007, 02:15 AM
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Old Dec 04, 2007, 11:52 PM
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I would try uninstalling alcohol 120% completely including any registry entries.

Also make sure the drive is being detected by the BIOS.

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Old Dec 05, 2007, 08:34 AM
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Hey thanks for the response,

I have delted alcohol 120% copletely like I said (including everything from the registry), and the problem is that the drive is NOT being detected by the BIOS anymore... that's where I'm at
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Old Dec 05, 2007, 11:57 PM
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The drive should be being picked up in the BIOS, if its not there is no way XP will detect it.

So as its not being picked up by the BIOS it needs testing, one thing to try is to remove it boot up then close XP down replace the drive and boot up and see if it is now being detected by the BIOS, if not it could be that it is faulty.

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Old Dec 11, 2007, 06:25 AM
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Default CD/DVD ROM Drive not seen or Recognized

Hai,

Recently, i had a virus scan and it deleted some viruses and after that unable to
see my CD/DVD Rom drive

Quote:
Configuration :-
Compaq Presario - Laptop
Model - Presario V2000
- WIN XP - HOME
Below is the Registry Key for CD ROM Drive:-

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

Quote:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"Class"="CDROM"
@="DVD/CD-ROM drives"
"EnumPropPages32"="MmSys.Cpl,MediaPropPageProvider "
"Installer32"="storprop.dll,DvdClassInstaller"
"SilentInstall"="1"
"NoInstallClass"="1"
"TroubleShooter-0"="hcp://help/tshoot/tsdrive.htm"
"Icon"="-51"

How to resolve this ??

Any help will be great ..

Thanks in advance..


Sathis
 

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