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How to Fix CD/DVD Which Fails to Read/Write

This is a bit complicated so we have to be very careful in doing so. The main goal that we have is to Delete the Upper and Lower Filters on your registry, and that's what makes it complicated.

To start with;
>Click on START
>Type REGEDIT on the search bar on START Menu
>Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>Expand SYSTEM
>Expand CurrentControlSet
>Expand Control
>Expand Class
>Click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
>Look for the Upper Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Look for the Lower Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>There are instances wherein only one of them is present, regardless of that, still delete it.
>Restart computer
>Try you CD / DVD ROM

Doing those steps should fix the issue. There will be instances that these steps fail in cases of hardware issue. Reseating the Optical Drive can be tried to fix the problem, but if you are not comfortable in doing so, you need to approach your local technician for assistance. If still same issue persists, then you need to replace the CD/DVD drive. Here are tips on what types Optical Drives are available in the market.



It is important to consider the "+", "-", and the"±" type of the optical drive. It will determine what type of discs it supports. Looking at the graph, it only tells us one thing, getting the DVD±R/RW is like almost having it all. Why "almost"?Because of Blu-Ray. If you can afford getting a Blu-Ray drive for your


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my laptop dvd dosnt reconise any discs


Hi,

This is a bit complicated so we have to be very careful in doing so. The main goal that we have is to Delete the Upper and Lower Filters on your registry, and that's what makes it complicated.

To start with
>Click on START
>Type REGEDIT on the search bar on START Menu
>Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>Expand SYSTEM
>Expand CurrentControlSet
>Expand Control
>Expand Class
>Click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
>Look for the Upper Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Look for the Lower Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Restart computer
>Try you CD / DVD ROM

I hope it helped you out. Rating my assistance will greatly be appreciated. Should you have any followup questions feel free to post it here and I always get back to my resolutions. Thank you for choosing FixYa! Have a good one.

Aug 05, 2011 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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Hi,

This is a bit complicated so we have to be very careful in doing so. The main goal that we have is to Delete the Upper and Lower Filters on your registry, and that's what makes it complicated.

To start with
>Click on START
>Type REGEDIT on the search bar on START Menu
>Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>Expand SYSTEM
>Expand CurrentControlSet
>Expand Control
>Expand Class
>Click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
>Look for the Upper Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Look for the Lower Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Try you CD / DVD ROM

I hope this helps you resolve the problem.
Rating my assistance will greatly be appreciated. Thank you for choosing Fixya!

Jan 22, 2011 | Acer Aspire SA80 (ASA80UC4603) PC Desktop

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Hi,

This is a bit complicated so we have to be very careful in doing so. The main goal that we have is to Delete the Upper and Lower Filters on your registry, and that's what makes it complicated.

To start with
>Click on START
>Type REGEDIT on the search bar on START Menu
>Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>Expand SYSTEM
>Expand CurrentControlSet
>Expand Control
>Expand Class
>Click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
>Look for the Upper Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Look for the Lower Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Try you CD / DVD ROM


I hope this helps you resolve the problem.
Rating my assistance will greatly be appreciated. Thank you for choosing Fixya!

Jan 22, 2011 | Acer (91.AB264.023) Internal 32x CD-ROM...

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wont read cd


This is a bit complicated so we have to be very careful in doing so. The main goal that we have is to Delete the Upper and Lower Filters on your registry, and that's what makes it complicated.

To start with
>Click on START
>Type REGEDIT on the search bar on START Menu
>Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>Expand SYSTEM
>Expand CurrentControlSet
>Expand Control
>Expand Class
>Click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
>Look for the Upper Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Look for the Lower Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Try you CD / DVD ROM

I hope it helped you. Rate for this information will greatly be appreciated. Thank you!

Jan 21, 2011 | E-Machines emachines (emachinees) CD-ROM...

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my cd burner/player will not burn or play or rip


This is a bit complicated so we have to be very careful in doing so. The main goal that we have is to Delete the Upper and Lower Filters on your registry, and that's what makes it complicated.

To start with
>Click on START
>Type REGEDIT on the search bar on START Menu
>Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>Expand SYSTEM
>Expand CurrentControlSet
>Expand Control
>Expand Class
>Click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
>Look for the Upper Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Look for the Lower Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Try you CD / DVD ROM

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