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Lose the drivers of sony dvd rw aw-g540a ata device and can't find them.

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  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    SONY VAIO VGN-NR180E shows "cannot load driver"

  • ary8 Nov 02, 2008

    Idem problem :

    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ11E

  • kaisylauder Nov 08, 2008

    same goes here... all my cds and dvds couldn't play anymore

  • SSAMBALS Nov 08, 2008

    IN DEVICE MANAGER AFTER SELECTING SONY DVD RW AW-540A ATA DVICE IN DEVICE STATUS I SEE THIS MESSAGE:Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

  • tonyhusary7 Nov 12, 2008

    lost driver for sony dvd rw -g540a ata

  • tonyhusary7 Nov 16, 2008

    hi i have sony laptob the dvd rw aw g540 a ata device some how i lost the icon in my computer and i cant use it no more i hope you can solve this proplem thank you

  • Christine Bo Nov 21, 2008

    Yep I have the same problem! Help!

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    All of a sudden me too! what's going on?

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    it doesnt run

  • mliang_1999 Nov 29, 2008

    Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    Just happened. I use my DVD drive everyday, now it just doesn't work

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    Just happened to me as well...

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    just happened today. And after having this Sony Viao NR for a year, this happens. No wonder it was giveng so cheaply as a Black friday 2007 deal.

  • amitpandey Dec 05, 2008

    i have the same problem..

    i have sony laptop VGN ..and Windows vista

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    my cd drive doen't work

  • dinaday Dec 13, 2008

    lost icon for dvd. tried uninstalling driver and reinstalling. code 10 error. This happened before I had to set it back to factory settings to fix. What a bother lost so much time trying to fix. I called technical support 5 different times trying to fix!

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    i have the same problem with my dvd player/cd drive. i have VGN Vaio laptop with Vista...pls help

  • cateye18 Dec 15, 2008

    I have the same problem with a VAIO laptop with Vista.

  • revitaloren1 Dec 16, 2008

    Windows found driver software for my devicebut encounteredan arror while attemptingto install it.

    Windows cannot load the device driver for the hardwar. The driver may be corrupted or missing.

  • sovivor Dec 20, 2008

    Same troubles. Can not find the driver for SONY DVD RW AW-G540A ATA Device

  • abouakram Jan 04, 2009

    i lost the same driver of my sony aw-g540a ata

  • ryanevil2000 Jan 06, 2009

    same Problem happened 2 days ago.. been restarting my comp non-stop trying to fix

  • martinofhous Jan 13, 2009

    Sony AW-g540a DVD stopped working, help?

  • 1-jake Jan 17, 2009

    The driver shows up but the device is not available.

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    no me reconoce la grabadora de dvd una sony vaio vgn nr110q

  • andreasssss Jan 29, 2009


  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    my lap top do not detect any cd or dvd,

    if somebody know how to fixx thei problem plese help me, my mail is


  • want4u2c Mar 28, 2009

    my laptop does not show the hardware in "my computer" at all, and are blocked in computer " Device Manager" with exclamation mark.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    some problem

  • cgoksin May 11, 2010

    Lose the drivers of sony dvd rw aw-g540a ata device and can't find them.


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Click the Start button, and in the Start Search field, type regedit and then press the Enter key.
NOTE: If prompted for an administrator password or a User Account Control prompt is displayed, type the appropriate password or click Continue.

In the Registry Editor window, in the left pane, double-click the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder.
In the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder, double-click the System folder.
In the System folder, double-click the CurrentControlSet folder.
In the CurrentControlSet folder, double-click the Control folder.
In the Control folder, double-click the Class folder.
In the Class folder, click to select the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} folder.
In the right pane, click to select the UpperFilters registry value.
On the menu bar, click Edit.
In the Edit menu, click Delete.
In the Confirm Value Delete dialog box, click the Yes button.
In the right pane, click to select the LowerFilters registry value.
On the menu bar, click Edit.
In the Edit menu, click Delete.
In the Confirm Value Delete dialog box, click the Yes button.
In the Registry Editor window, click the X in the upper right corner to close the window.
Restart the computer.

DVD drive will now be back in your system.

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This seems to be a known issue caused after removing a CD/DVD recording program - like Roxio CD Creator - in Windows XP.

See Microsoft Support, which presents exactly the same solution as General Ghou and amitpandey suggest:

Obs: Pay attention to the registry key location (4D36E965), since there may be other very similar ones.

I had this problem, and that fixed it.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

  • Biviana Sep 23, 2010

    puxa a mi rno me sirve pork el mio no es original ... xD por lo tanto no tengo la clave .. no tienes otra forma como para arreglar el dvd?????? plisssssss ayudenme ! xd


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I have no upper filters to delete

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I have performed the fix above 2 or 3 times. It works at first to fix the problem but then reverts back and stops working after a few days. The only fix that lasts at least a few months is to do a system recovery that sets your computer to factory settings. But then you have to start from scratch installing the programs you want and it takes forever to put back your files the way you want and even then I lost some of my files in the back up process.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

  • dinaday Jan 08, 2009

    I've tried the solution above and it works for a few days and then reverts and stopes working again. The only thing that works for at least a few months is a system recovery that sets your computer back to factory settings. (Warning: back up all your files and programs or you will lose them in this prosses.)

  • dinaday Jan 08, 2009

    Does anyone know what triggers this problem? I tried installing a minolta printer that may have caused the problem have any of you?


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Go to
And delete "Upperfilters" and "Lowerfilters" and then restart. (Do not delete if it ends in ".bak")
Alternatively, reinstall pxengine from the Vaio Recovery Wizard

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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if u got any cd or dvd from pc manfacturr driver must be there.other wise search on manufaturer web to download dvd driver.
it will be located in section like support or download

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