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My CD / DVD drive is not visible. I get a message ''The upperFilters and LowerFilters registry values that can cause CD access problems do not exist on your computer

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Try updating the drivers

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Since installing windows 7 ultimate 32 bit on my acer it no longer sees the dvd drive. Driver detection software is telling me the driver is the correct one. Could this be something to do with the codec?


Hi,
Microsoft says that this problem is caused by two Windows registry entries that have become corrupted. To fix the problem, you have to use Registry Editor to delete the corrupted Registry entries.
Fortunately, Microsoft also offers quick automatic fix for it.
CD/DVD FIX
Please visit the above link and click FIX NOW

ALTERNATE METHOD
To use this method, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator.
  1. Click Startvistastartbutton.jpg and then click All Programs.
  2. Click Accessories, and then click Run.
  3. Type regedit, and then click OK. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  4. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  5. In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

    Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 8.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  7. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  8. In the right pane, click LowerFilters.
  9. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  10. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  11. Exit Registry Editor.
  12. Restart the computer.
Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!
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Jun 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Cd player wont work on acer laptop


You can try this trick - It might work - But, only if this is the root cause of your problem:

Many third-party programs that control CD or DVD burning (as well as some player applications) install CD- or DVD-ROM filter device drivers into Windows. These filter drivers are meant to allow for low-level hooks into the hardware, to allow for functions such as packet writing (where a CD-R/W or DVD-/+RW can be written incrementally, like a hard disk).

How CD/DVD issues can occur

These filter drivers sometimes have problems that can cause the CD or DVD drive to stop working correctly. The device entry for the CD or DVD drive in the Device Manager may show up with an error descriptor that reads "The device could not start." Additionally, there may be an error message that reads "One of the filter drivers for this device is invalid." The devices themselves do not show up in Explorer. Error codes for the device include code 31, code 32, code 19 or code 39, and sometimes the even more ominous warning "Your registry might be corrupted" appears.

Fixing the CD/DVD problem simply involves deleting the filter entries for the third-party device drivers. These entries can sometimes become damaged (which is what produces the "corrupt registry" warning).

How to fix CD/DVD issues
First Backup the registry.

Step 1: Start Registry Editor
type "regedit" in the Start Run box.
Step 2: Delete the UpperFilters registry entry

1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet.
3. Expand Control, and then expand Class.
4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
5. In the details pane of Registry Editor, on the right side, click UpperFilters.

Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only.
* If you see the UpperFilters registry entry in the details pane of Registry Editor, go to step 6.
* If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the
LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to "Step 3: Delete the LowerFilters registry entry."
6. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
7. Click Yes when you receive the following message:
Are you sure you want to delete this value?

The UpperFilters registry entry is removed.
Step 3: Delete the LowerFilters registry entry

1. In the details pane of Registry Editor, on the right side, click LowerFilters.

Note You might see a LowerFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click LowerFilters only.

If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content is unable to help you any more. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
2. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
3. Click Yes when you receive the following message:
Are you sure you want to delete this value?
The LowerFilters registry entry is removed.
4. Exit Registry Editor.

Step 4: Restart your computer
Restart your computer. After you have done this, try to access the CD or DVD drive. If you can access the CD or DVD drive, and if you do not receive an error message, the problem is resolved. You can reinstall your CD or DVD writing or recording software.


Several of the products made by Roxio are infamous for causing this problem, although in fairness to the company the most recent versions of their Roxio CD/DVD writing software (6.2 and higher) do not have these problems. Users of 5.0 or 6.0 editions of the Easy CD & DVD Creator product, which has been bundled with many new PCs in the past, should upgrade to 6.2 or better. Other programs can also cause this problem, with the same solution.

Note that after you do this, you may lose functionality in the program that uses the filter drivers, which may need to be reinstalled..hope this will help you

Oct 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Optiarc dvd rw driver shows code 19 error .i have tryed to reinstall ,but no use.


The below step will surely resolve the issue..

CD/DVD drive in device manager and the CD/DVD properties in device manager shows error code 10 , 19 , 31 , 32 , 39 or 41, please use the following steps:
This issue occurs due to an incorrect registry entry, which might be created due to installation of an incompatible CD/DVD burning program. We will remove the registry entry and re-install the CD/DVD drive and the issue will be fixed.
1. Click on Start and type regedit in the search box and hit enter. It will open Registry Editor window.
2. It will open registry editor.
3. Click on File and Export, it will open a new window.
4. Select Desktop from left pane in the new window and put file name as regbackup and click on Save.
5. It will create a back up of the registry on desktop.
In case something goes wrong during modifying registry, this registry backup can be used to restore to original registry.
6. Now in registry editor click on triangle symbol next to the following items in the left pane:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM
CurrentControlSet
Control
Class
7. Locate 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 below class and click on it. Make sure you have selected the correct entry as all the entries looks almost similar.
8. Look at right pane and check if you see UpperFilter and LowerFilters entries.
9. Please right click on UpperFilter and LowerFilters and select delete.
10. make sure there are no other UpperFilter and LowerFilters entry in that window.
11. Close registry editor.
12. Now please click on Start and type device manager in the search box and hit enter.
13. It will open Device manager window.
14. Click on + sign near CD/DVD entry and it will show the name of the CD/DVD drive with a yellow mark near it.
15. Right click on it and select uninstall.
16. It will remove the CD/DVD entry from device manager.
17. In Device manager, click on Action > Scan for hardware changes to re-install CD/DVD drive.
18. Now you should see the CD/DVD drive entry.
19. Do you see any yellow mark near it now?
20. Please click on Start > Computer and check if CD/DVD drive is listed.
21. Please insert a CD or DVD and check if the computer reads it.

May 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Cannot access the dvd , unable to play the dvd players error code 19


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Thank you for your query

Please see the link belwo, it will redirect you to the microsoft website where it will talk you through a fix

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

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Feb 21, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Hi i have windows xp the cd rom has has stoped working an erro code 41 comes up can you help thanks terry


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
Quit Registry Editor.NOTE: After you remove the Upperfilters value and the Lowerfilters value, if you notice lost functionality in a particular program, such as CD recording software, you may need to reinstall that software. If the problem recurs, consult with the software vendor for assistance.


Restart your computer.

Nov 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Get in error 39 not able to access cd\dvd. Used


I think you have problem with cd or dvd drive . If you have any warranties of product you can contact to the place you bought the device 

Nov 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Windows Media Player problems


This may be problem with the OPtical drive instead of the windows media player. Just delete upper and lower filter using following steps and it will help In order to delete upper and lower filters you're going to have to edit the registry. The usual cautions apply. If the registry is not edited properly your whole system can crash. 1) Close all open programs 2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter 3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders * HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE * SYSTEM * CurrentControlSet * Control * Class * {4D36E965-E325-11CE- BFC1-08002BE10318} 4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column. * UpperFilters * LowerFilters * UpperFilters.bak * LowerFilters.bak 5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete 6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor 7) Reboot your computer 8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone http://www.pchell.com/hardware/cd_drive_? Thanks Deepak

Oct 28, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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My Dell Hp desktop stopped recognizing my internal cd rom drive. Help!


To resolve this problem, remove the affected filter drivers. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image vistastartbutton.jpg, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image securityshield.jpgIf you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}Caution There can be many instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in step 2. You must make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the UpperFilters and the LowerFilters values. To verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the Default data value is DVD/CD-ROM and the Class data value is CDROM.
  3. In the right pane, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.
  4. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.
  5. In the right pane, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.
  6. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.
  7. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Nov 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Cd burning


try doing this
click start>control panel>administrative tools>services>double click on imapi >click drop down box that will put the service into automatic instead of manual then press run.

you can also try this:
Step 1: Start Registry Editor loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. Registry Editor starts.
Step 2: Delete the UpperFilters registry entry loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); 1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. 2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet. 3. Expand Control, and then expand Class. 4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. 5. In the right pane (topic area), click UpperFilters.

Note An UpperFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the UpperFilters registry entry, you must click UpperFilters and not UpperFilters.bak. 6. On the Edit menu, click Delete. 7. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm the deletion of the UpperFilters registry entry: Are you sure you want to delete this value?The UpperFilters registry entry is removed from the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} registry subkey.

Note Do not exit Registry Editor. You must have this program for the next step.
Step 3: Delete the LowerFilters registry entry loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); 1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. 2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet. 3. Expand Control, and then expand Class. 4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. 5. In the right pane (topic area), click LowerFilters.

Note An LowerFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the LowerFilters registry entry, you must click LowerFilters and not LowerFilters.bak. 6. On the Edit menu, click Delete. 7. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm the deletion of the LowerFilters registry entry: Are you sure you want to delete this value?The LowerFilters registry entry is removed from the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} registry subkey. 8. Exit Registry Editor.

Jun 19, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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No d drive


hello the issue is with the registry on you computers.the system cannot read your device driver for the cd device. it is a matter of refreshing the registry butyou have to be careful in doing this. futher help let me know. RESOLUTION WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. There are two supported methods to resolve this issue. Back to the top Method One 1. Remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values completely from the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} NOTE: If you are getting a code 39 message, it may be that additional third-party filter drivers were added to UpperFilters and LowerFilters values in addition to Adaptec filter drivers. In that case, you may try to remove the non-Adaptec filter drivers first, leaving the Easy Creator filters in place to see if the Code 39 goes away. If you still receive an error code 39, 32, or 31 message, remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values completely in the preceding key. 2. Restart your computer.

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