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Itunes drivers for importing and burning CDs/DVDs missing

I have tried to download itunes version 8.0 several times and every time I open the program after, I receive the following message: The registry settings used by the iTunes drivers for importing and burning CDs and DVDs are missing. This can happen as a result of installing other CD burning software. Please reinstall itunes. But as I mentioned re-installing hasn't helped. I know that I have used previous versions without a problem, so I am not sure what to do? Can anyone help so that I can burn CD's?

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Thanks for asking... I tried that and no luck... :(

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    This problem seems to be a driver conflict issue: when I installed powerdvd to my system my dvd drives disappeared. Microsoft website recommended deleting the upper and lower filters in the registry. This worked but then I got the itunes error message. After importing itunes filters back into the registry then the drives disappear again. There doesn't seem to be a fix when they share the same filters it the registry! I think this conflict needs to be addressed by Apple or Microsoft, unless there's a way to work around it.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    same problem, have uninstalled, reinstalled, fixed, installed alternate CD writing software and am about to install the gear drivers - which are recommended in an old itunes fix for this problem (http://www.gearsoftware.com/support/driv...).

    Note to anyone who suggests uninstalling, reinstalling, turning off AV or some other equally meaningless and useless activity - please put your left hand in the nearest desk draw and kick it shut as hard as you can. If you dont know the answer then dont offer up guesses - its a waste of everyones time.

  • burtontexjap Feb 12, 2009

    So I keep getting this message. I cannot burn CDs with i-tunes now. I've tried re-installing itunes several times. Shoul I just take a hammer to the laptop This is the message. "the registry settings used by the iTunes drivers for importing and burning CDs and DVDs are missing. This can happen as a result of installing other CD burning software. Please reinstall iTunes." What do I do now?

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009


    iTunes Set Up assistant

    Warning!

    The Registry settings used by the iTunes drivers for importing and burning CDs and DVDs are missing. This can happen as a result of installing another CD burning software. Please reinstall iTunes.



    Uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes doesn't work.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    Same message, same missing drivers. I son't know what to do.

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    itunes registry problems

  • kittycat44 Feb 28, 2009

    Warning!

    The registry settings used by the iTunes drivers for importing and burning CD’s and DVD’s are missing. This can happen as a result of installing other CD burning software. Please reinstall iTunes.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    Can't seem to burn CDs from itunes.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    I have this problem and it won't show my new ipod touch
    under devices

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    exact the same like me .... new update and now the same problem .
    any help ?


  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    registrry settings used by itunes driver for importing and burning is missing.

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    Change the registry values “ When I went to the registry entry, there was not an entry for Upper Limit so I added one, as follows:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    I created a new “Multi String Value” within this key (very important to select Multi String Value).
    I named it Upper Filters, and then double clicked it to add the GEARAspiWDM text WITH a carriage return

  • sugget Apr 10, 2009

    when loading i tunes the following message appears. The registry used by i tunes drivers for importing and burning cds & dvds are missing.I have tried re installing i tines but this did not work! Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I have the exact same problem.

  • sjhodge2992 Apr 20, 2009

    ihave exactly the same problem, dell nor apple have been any help, installed gearsoft but did not help

  • gokillyourse Apr 23, 2009

    I have the same problem and I have installed gear



    HOW THE **** DO I FIX THIS. it wont let me update my ipod. **** APPLE

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    Same issue here...



    I've downloaded and installed the latest Gear drivers (no resolution)



    I added the "UpperLimit" registry entry (this kept windows from recognizing my CD and DVD drives "a bit more important to me than iTunes" so I changed it back)



    Can Apple just fix their software rather than thousands of their iTunes users having issues?

    Or do they prefer making Microsoft users experience issues?

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    The registry settings used by the itunes drivers for importing and burning CDs and DVDs are missing. This can happen as a result of installing other burning software. Please reinstall itunes

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    When trying this solution
    "

    Change the registry values “ When I went tothe registry entry, there was not an entry for Upper Limit so I addedone, as follows:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    I created a new “Multi String Value” within this key (very important to select Multi String Value).
    I named it Upper Filters, and then double clicked it to add the GEARAspiWDM text WITH a carriage return"

    I have problems with my DVD burner, Is this some never ending loop cuased by iTunes or Vista

  • Mr-Sticky
    Mr-Sticky May 11, 2010

    have you tried to uninstall, reboot then install fresh?
    If not, i suggest that would be worth a try

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This fix is from:
http://getsatisfaction.com/apple/topics/registry_settings_missing

K replied on April 14, 2009 00:27 // Good news!!!!I have had the same problem as you and have been dealing with it the last 2 days-uninstalling itunes,quicktime and then reinstalling and installing gearproduct download??Anyway to make a long story SHORT:
1. Do a search for a file -GEARAspiWDM.inf in C drive
2. Right click and install
3. Reboot the computer
4. itunes should be working without the error-I hope, it worked for me!!!!!!
good luck, K

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  • wilbury1 Dec 28, 2010

    This worked for me as well. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very easy!

  • handygramps Jan 08, 2011

    chas Thanks for a solution that the less computer literate can apply .Brilliant!!

  • Frederica130 Apr 26, 2011

    Thank you! Worked for me too.

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Well, I'll recommend you to directly try Driver Detective and let the software have a free scan to automatically detect & update the missing iTunes drivers. This way things can be much easier & efficient. Also you don't have to risk install wrong drivers which might cause severe system issues.

Hope this helps, regards!

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I recently had the same problem. Try installing the GEAR driver.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • nancyngl Sep 21, 2010

    Thank you, thank you! FINALLY fixed my itunes problem! It all started with an update to my magic jack (computer phone) which I LOVE. BUT, it did a job to my itunes. Now I can finally rest after downloading the GEAR driver. Worked like a charm! Thanks again!

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Try installing the GEAR driver.


I tried this solution and my iTunes started recognizing the CD/DVD drive once again.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • kirk89333 Sep 04, 2010

    thanks!! what a simple solution and it worked!! thanks! try this before screwing with your registry! thanks again!!

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See cambunctious solution no.1 - download of updated Gear Software drivers.
Having deleted the existing registry filters, I also needed to re-create an UpperFilters multi_sz registry entry with the value GEARAspiWDM followed by a carriage return.

Warning: Do not try to edit your registry unless you really know what you are doing - one misplaced entry can trash your copy of Windows.

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Http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2372

http://worldwidetech.wordpress.com/2008/09/11/itunes-8-loses-cd-dvd-import-burning-drivers/

http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=8526713

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Type Regedit and go Here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Then Find NoInstallClass and Modify its Value to the number "1" without quotes.
Then Find SilentInstall and Modify its Value to the Number "1' without quotes as well. The error should be gone!

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

  • MaiTriCks Aug 26, 2009

    I have solution!!!


    Go Here in Regedit:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ControlClass\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}


    Then Find NoInstallClass and Modify & set its value to 1
    Then Find SilentInstall and Modify & set its Value to 1


    That should be it!!! Happy Music Listening!

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To really fix this problem go to this web page

http://www.gearsoftware.com/support/drivers.php

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Follow this complete tutorial if you have some technical knowledge http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2372?viewlocale=en_US and if require any guidance with tutorial follow
Apple Tech Support .

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SOURCE: Our IT people messed with my registry, and screwed up my iTunes

See the Apple Knowledge Base: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2372

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SOURCE: the registry used by iTunes drivers for importing

You need to re-install itunes

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