CD Rom not detcted

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by pupadorn, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. pupadorn


    Mar 2, 2007
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    CD rom not detected/device manager states registry is corrupted or damaged. uninstalled driver but system will not reinstall the driver. Attempted system restore but that did not work, messgae stated system restore was not succesfull. Only thing I can add is that I had installed Nero 6, but then had to remove after my new Microsoft Lifecam 3000 would not work.
    pupadorn, Mar 2, 2007
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  2. pupadorn


    Aug 1, 2006
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    Try unplugging the CD drive, booting into vista, shutting down again, then plugging the CD drive back in. Should reinstall the driver.
    kingofnexus, Mar 2, 2007
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  3. pupadorn


    Feb 21, 2007
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    pupadorn, you need to do some registry editing.

    Please follow these steps accordingly:

    NOTE: you need to be an administrator before you can edit your registry.

    Start registry editor:

    1. Start > type RUN on search and press the enter key
    2. The under run type in regedit and press enter key

    Using the Registry Editor:

    - Click on the [>] sign to the left of "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE".
    - Continue clicking the [>] sign to the left of the following folders in this order:
    SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Class

    The next folder we are going to actually highlight instead of

    clicking on the [>]. You will notice that these folders are not named, but instead contain a series of letters and numbers.

    The one we are looking for is called


    When you find it, single-click on the folder to highlight it and then proceed with the instructions below.

    Removing the Problem:
    - Look on right-hand side of the window for an icon called "Upperfilters" and/or "Lowerfilters".

    - Right-click on it and select "Delete" from the popup menu.
    - Repeat the same procedure until both "Upperfilters" and "Lowerfilters" have been removed.

    Close registry editor and reinstall the driver of your optical drives.

    Open up your device manager:

    Start > search > type in device manager > press enter

    - Right click on your DVD/CD drive and choose Uninstall

    - Click on Okay

    - Click on Action and choose Search for hardware changes

    Test your Drive and no need to restart

    Tried and it works all the time!
    prince_charles, Mar 2, 2007
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