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CD-DVD drive is not detecting/working

Click Start button, type Device Manager in the Start search box and hit enter key.
Device Manager window opens.
Expand Cd-Dvd Rom devices.
You will find Cd-Dvd driver listed here with yellow ! mark.
Right click on the driver and select uninstall.
It will get disappeared now.
Now minimize the Device Manager.

Click Start, type regedit in the start search box and hit enter key.
Registry editor opens.
Please locate then expand following subkeys :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM
CurrentControlSet
Control
Class

Now please select the following entry through cursor.
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Now look for UpperFilter or LowerFilter or both in the right pane.
Right click on UpperFilter and/or LowerFilter and delete them.
Press F5 key once and close the registry editor.

Maximize the Device manager now.
Click Action menu at top of Device Manager then click Scan for hardware changes.
It will reload the Cd-Dvd driver without yellow ! mark and the issue is resolved.

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HL-DT-ST DVD RAM GSA-H20N ATA Device is not reading and writing CD. But reading and writing DVD. Firmware too updated. still not reading and writing cd. what would be the problem . plz send the solution for my problem.


Click Start button, type Device Manager in the Start search box and hit enter key.
Device Manager window opens.
Expand Cd-Dvd Rom devices.
You will find Cd-Dvd driver listed here with yellow ! mark.
Right click on the driver and select uninstall.
It will get disappeared now.
Now minimize the Device Manager.

Click Start, type regedit in the start search box and hit enter key.
Registry editor opens.
Please locate then expand following subkeys :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM
CurrentControlSet
Control
Class

Now please select the following entry through cursor.
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Now look for UpperFilter or LowerFilter or both in the right pane.
Right click on UpperFilter and/or LowerFilter and delete them.
Press F5 key once and close the registry editor.

Maximize the Device manager now.
Click Action menu at top of Device Manager then click Scan for hardware changes.
It will reload the Cd-Dvd driver without yellow ! mark and the issue is resolved.

Sep 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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i have an hp laptop with windows 7 operating system. I am unable to play DVD movies.


HI, Try the following solution


Click Start button, type device manager in the start search box and hit enter key.
device manager window opens

click - sign next to Cd-Dvd Rom devices.
right click on cd-dvd driver and select un-install

it would be missing now

now run the following software

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

hope the problem will get resolved

Apr 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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it doesn't work the dvd/cd drive


Here are the solution for Vista/Windows 7

 

click start button, type device manager in the start search box and hit enter key.

in device manager, click

+ sign next to Cd-Dvd Rom devices.

right click on cd-dvd driver and select uninstall

 

the driver will be missing

 

now run the FIXIT software provided in the following weblink

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

 

i hope it will fix the issue. if not, you should delete upperfilter or lowerfilter or both in registry editor. steps are provided in the same weblink

Apr 17, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S7442 Notebook

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LG DVD Drivers for windows7ultimate


You can find the drivers for LG Drives here http://www.lg.com/uk/support/product/support-product.jsp
Alternatively you could open a run prompt with by pressing the Windows Key + R and entering "mmc devmgmt.msc" and hitting enter to open the device manager. The window that appears should have three panes. In the center pane expand the category for DVD/CD-ROM Drives. Right click the drive's name and select "Update Driver Software" irishfeangol.png, then select "Search automatically for updated driver software" , this will automatically download and install the best drivers available for your drive.

Feb 27, 2011 | LG (GCC-4521BI) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)...

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i put this system in my truck and the dvd player wont work on it


Please try to download the codecs and also try with the un-installing the DVD drive from the device manager.

Codecs weblink : http://www.free-codecs.com/K_lite_codec_pack_download.htm

Copy and paste this web link in the address bar.

Locate " Download [ K-Lite Codec Pack 5.6.1 FULL ] " from the list and click on it to start downloading the codecs. Once the download is complete, please double click on the downloaded file to install.

To uninstall and re-install the CD/DVD drive, please follow the below steps :

For Windows XP :

Click start >> Run >> type devmgmt.msc in the text field and click OK.

This will open the device manager window.

For Windows Vista and Windows 7 :

Click Start >> type devmgmt.msc in the start search field and hit enter key on the keyboard.

This will open the device manager window.

You will see a list of devices in the device manager window.

Click on + sign beside the CD/DVD ROM listed there. This will open the name of the device listed there. Right click on the device name listed there and click uninstall from the dropdown list.

This will disappear the device name from there.

To re-install the CD/DVD ROM drive :

Click on Action tab from the top of device manager window. Click Scsn for hardware changes from there.

This will re-install the CD/DVD drive in the device manager.

Try playing DVD's and check for the issue.....

Jan 17, 2010 | Pioneer AVH-P4000DVD Monitor

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