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Windows 7 Beta has deleted my DVD drive.

It's been this way for a while now. I open My Computer, and my DVD drive does not exist, even if I put a CD in there to play or install a program. I want to upgrade to the release candidate... but I can't because I can't burn the file to a DVD.

My DVD drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7563A ATA
OS: Windows 7 Beta, 64-bit

I've tried:
- enabling & disabling
- uninstalling then restarting, then praying that it will magically reinstall itself
- Last Known Good Configuration

Obviously I'm not an expert so I appreciate any any help..... Also, does anyone know where I can get the driver? That would solve my problems, but I can't find it anywhere.

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  • nineholybull Jun 04, 2009

    It is listed in the BIOS. What next?

    I originally had Vista, but decided to try out the Beta because I didn't like Vista at all. Most drivers for Vista work with the Beta version, I've just had issues with drivers disappearing - they usually show up after I do the aforementioned, but my DVD drive has not. :(

  • nineholybull Jun 04, 2009

    The BIOS recognizes my DVD drive.

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I open My Computer, and my DVD drive does not exist, even if I put a CD in there to play or install a program. I want to upgrade to the release candidate... but I can't because I can't burn the file to a DVD.

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Do this to be sure that your dvd drive is still being recognized by your laptop. Turn on your laptop and go into your BIOS. Once your in there look to see if its listed in there. If it is then you know for sure that the laptop is recognizing it properly and that its a windows 7 issue. If the dvd is not recognized in the BIOS then what you need to do is with the power off. Take out the dvd drive completely and reseat it back into its slot. Then turn the laptop on, go back into the BIOS and see if its recognized in the BIOS now. If its still not recognized in the BIOS then that means the dvd drive is bad and would need to be replaced. As far as drivers are concerned and that you verified that the dvd drive is recongized in the BIOS, you may not be able to get drivers because windows 7 is not out for the public yet and drivers may not be available, you can always check the manufacuter of your dvd drive and go to there website to get drivers but since windows 7 is not out yet to the public your chances of getting a driver for it are slim.

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    Ben Wabnick Jun 04, 2009

    Look in the device manager and see how the dvd drive is listed in there.

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I put a cd in and it spins but doesnt read or show up anywhere. i looked at my drivers and there isnt even a tab for cd/dvd-rom drive so i'm assuming i have no driver for it. help please


The cd drive is probably not listed under My Computer as a device. Click Start/My Computer and see if the cd drive is listed as a device along with your hard drive. if not turn off the laptop, Remove the power cord, Remove the battery then Remove the one screw that holds the dvd drive on the bottom of the laptop. Most times it will have the icon of a circular disc next to it. Once you remove the screw, pull the cd drive out and let it sit for 30 seconds, then put it all back together and reboot. Now check to see if the cd drive is listed in My Computer. If not you will need to Remove Upper and Lower Filters.

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



Windows 7

To resolve this problem on a computer that is running Windows 7, use the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. For more information about how to open this troubleshooter in Windows 7, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Open-the-Hardware-and-Devices-troubleshooter

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  1. Click Start

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, and then click All Programs.

  1. Click Accessories, and then click Run.
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If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

  1. 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.
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  3. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
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  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

  1. 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 7.
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Auto play not working


Maybe the system has not recognized the cd or dvd yet. It could be having a problem reading the cd or dvd. If the cd or dvd is one someone made and gave to you, sometimes computers have issues with those. Try a store purchased cd/dvd and see if it works.

Check to see if Auto Play is on.In Windows XP Click Start/My Computer then Right Click on the DvD/CD drive and select Properties. Then click the AutoPlay tab. In Windows Vista click Start/Control Panel or Start/Settings/Control Panel. Look for Hardware and Sound and there will be a link under it for Play CD's and other media automatically.

Check to see if the cd/dvd drive is listed as a device. Click Start/My Computer and look to see if the cd/dvd drive is listed like the hard drives are listed.

If the cd/dvd drive is not listed then Remove the Power Cord, Open the case, then remove the two cable from the back of the CD/DvD drive for about 20 seconds then put them back. Reboot the computer and see if the cd/dvd drive is listed under my computer now.

If the drive is still not listed under My Computer you will need to remove upper and lower filters.

You can click the link below and when microsoft's site comes up scroll down and click Fix It or you can do it yourself with the instructions below the link based on your operating system. If you have windows 7 the Fix It will not work, you will have to do it yourself by the instructions under the link.


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



Windows 7

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  1. Click Start

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, and then click All Programs.

  1. Click Accessories, and then click Run.
  2. Type regedit, and then click OK.

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If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

  1. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

  1. 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.
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    Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

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you might have to physically unplug the cd/dvd drive restart your computer this should activate the found new hardware wizard
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

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.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

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.
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Forget my password


This solutionwill work if you have forgotten your Windows password. It will not work if youhave forgotten your boot password or hard drive password etc.

Read on if you want to use a USB flash drive. Scroll down if you would ratherburn a CD/DVD.

USB Flash Drive Method
You need to download a Windows passwordcracker, put it on a flash drive, and boot it outside of the Windowsenvironment. This solution will show you how to do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD.Ophcrack is one of the best free Windows password recovery tools available.It's fast and easy even for a first time Windows password cracker. Save file toDesktop.

2. Download Xboot 1.0.0.0 Beta 6 here. Savefile to Desktop. Unzip file and extract to Desktop.

3. Plug a USB flash drive into your PC and format it with a FAT32 filesystem. This can be done by opening "My Computer" and right clickingon the USB flash drive and selecting Format. Select FAT32 and click OK. (Note:this will erase all data on your flash drive.)

4. Open Xboot.exe. Select the Ophcrack ISO file you downloaded and drag it ontothe Xboot screen.

5. Click on "Create USB" found in the bottom right hand corner of theXboot window.

6. Select your USB drive and click OK. Wait for your USB flash drive to becreated.

7. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computerto enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the firstscreen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key topress. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you wouldprefer that method.

8. Select USB Flash Drivefrom the boot menu.

9. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Modeoption when it appears.

10. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer andmore complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% ofpasswords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked.This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbersin less than 10 minutes.

11. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the USB drive andrestart computer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.



Burn a CD/DVD Method
You need to download a Windows password cracker, burn it to a CD/DVD,and boot it outside of the Windows environment. This solution will show you howto do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows 7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD. Ophcrack is one of the best free Windowspassword recovery tools available. It's fast and easy even for a first time Windowspassword cracker. Save file to Desktop.

2. Burn the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file to a CD/DVD using the Windows 7Disk Image Burner or another burning program. For Windows 7 users, pleasefollow steps 2a and 2b. If you are using Vistaor XP you will need to use a CD/DVD burning program already installed ordownload and install a free program such as the one here.
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2b. Put a CD-R or DVD-R into the DVD/CD drive and select Burn. Wait for theburning process to finish.

3. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computerto enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the firstscreen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key topress. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you wouldprefer that method. Many computersalready have the CD/DVD drive as the first boot drive so you may not have to dothis step.

4. Select CD/DVD from the boot menu.

5. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Modeoption when it appears.

6. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer andmore complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% ofpasswords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked.This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbersin less than 10 minutes.

7. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the CD/DVD and restartcomputer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

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This solution will work if you have forgotten your Windows password. It will not work if you have forgotten your boot password or hard drive password etc.

Read on if you want to use a USB flash drive. Scroll down if you would rather burn a CD/DVD.

USB Flash Drive Method
You need to download a Windows password cracker, put it on a flash drive, and boot it outside of the Windows environment. This solution will show you how to do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows 7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD. Ophcrack is one of the best free Windows password recovery tools available. It's fast and easy even for a first time Windows password cracker. Save file to Desktop.

2. Download Xboot 1.0.0.0 Beta 6 here. Save file to Desktop. Unzip file and extract to Desktop.

3. Plug a USB flash drive into your PC and format it with a FAT32 file system. This can be done by opening "My Computer" and right clicking on the USB flash drive and selecting Format. Select FAT32 and click OK. (Note: this will erase all data on your flash drive.)

4. Open Xboot.exe. Select the Ophcrack ISO file you downloaded and drag it onto the Xboot screen.

5. Click on "Create USB" found i
n the bottom right hand corner of the Xboot window.

6. Select your USB drive and click OK. Wait for your USB flash drive to be created.

7. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computer to enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the first screen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key to press. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you would prefer that method.

8. Select USB Flash Drive from the boot menu.

9. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Mode option when it appears.

10. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer and more complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% of passwords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked. This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbers in less than 10 minutes.

11. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the USB drive and restart computer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.




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You need to download a Windows password cracker, burn it to a CD/DVD, and boot it outside of the Windows environment. This solution will show you how to do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows 7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD. Ophcrack is one of the best free Windows password recovery tools available. It's fast and easy even for a first time Windows password cracker. Save file to Desktop.


2. Burn the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file to a CD/DVD using the Windows 7 Disk Image Burner or another burning program. For Windows 7 users, please follow steps 2a and 2b. If you are using Vista or XP you will need to use a CD/DVD burning program already installed or download and install a free program such as the one here.
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2b. Put a CD-R or DVD-R into the DVD/CD drive and select Burn. Wait for the burning process to finish.

3. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computer to enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the first screen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key to press. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you would prefer that method. Many computers already have the CD/DVD drive as the first boot drive so you may not have to do this step.

4. Select CD/DVD from the boot menu.

5. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Mode option when it appears.

6. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer and more complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% of passwords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked. This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbers in less than 10 minutes.

7. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the CD/DVD and restart computer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

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My dell studio 1737 doesnt read any disk when i put them in


HI Friend, In this case I would recommend you to check if the CD/ DVD drive is getting detected in Windows Explorer or not ( MY computer) window. If it is not getting detected there then goto device manager and check if you have yellow bang on the CD/DVD drive option or not. If there is a yellow bang then you need to follow the below steps:
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 anderror code on the CD or DVD drive is gone

### If CD/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 anderror code on the CD or DVD drive is gone

### IF CD/DVD is getting detected in windows explorer then try updating the firmware for CD/DVD drive

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Windows os is locked on my dell inspirano1501 and need unlock password


This solutionwill work if you have forgotten your Windows password. It will not work if youhave forgotten your boot password or hard drive password etc.

Read on if you want to use a USB flash drive. Scroll down if you would ratherburn a CD/DVD.

USB Flash Drive Method
You need to download a Windows passwordcracker, put it on a flash drive, and boot it outside of the Windowsenvironment. This solution will show you how to do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD.Ophcrack is one of the best free Windows password recovery tools available.It's fast and easy even for a first time Windows password cracker. Save file toDesktop.

2. Download Xboot 1.0.0.0 Beta 6 here. Savefile to Desktop. Unzip file and extract to Desktop.

3. Plug a USB flash drive into your PC and format it with a FAT32 filesystem. This can be done by opening "My Computer" and right clickingon the USB flash drive and selecting Format. Select FAT32 and click OK. (Note:this will erase all data on your flash drive.)

4. Open Xboot.exe. Select the Ophcrack ISO file you downloaded and drag it ontothe Xboot screen.

5. Click on "Create USB" found in the bottom right hand corner of theXboot window.

6. Select your USB drive and click OK. Wait for your USB flash drive to becreated.

7. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computerto enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the firstscreen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key topress. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you wouldprefer that method.

8. Select USB Flash Drivefrom the boot menu.

9. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Modeoption when it appears.

10. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer andmore complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% ofpasswords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked.This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbersin less than 10 minutes.

11. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the USB drive andrestart computer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.



Burn a CD/DVD Method
You need to download a Windows password cracker, burn it to a CD/DVD,and boot it outside of the Windows environment. This solution will show you howto do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows 7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD. Ophcrack is one of the best free Windowspassword recovery tools available. It's fast and easy even for a first time Windowspassword cracker. Save file to Desktop.

2. Burn the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file to a CD/DVD using the Windows 7Disk Image Burner or another burning program. For Windows 7 users, pleasefollow steps 2a and 2b. If you are using Vistaor XP you will need to use a CD/DVD burning program already installed ordownload and install a free program such as the one here.
2a. Right click on the ISO file and select "Open with" and thenselect Windows Disk Image Burner or another CD/DVD burning program.
2b. Put a CD-R or DVD-R into the DVD/CD drive and select Burn. Wait for theburning process to finish.

3. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computerto enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the firstscreen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key topress. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you wouldprefer that method. Many computersalready have the CD/DVD drive as the first boot drive so you may not have to dothis step.

4. Select CD/DVD from the boot menu.

5. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Modeoption when it appears.

6. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer andmore complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% ofpasswords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked.This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbersin less than 10 minutes.

7. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the CD/DVD and restartcomputer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

Nov 26, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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My disc drive wont let me burn movies on dvd+rw or dvd-r and It did before atleast with the dvd+rw, what could be the reason?


Summary:

1) Press eject button on case, on drive, button on keyboard (if exists).
2) Right-click drive icon in Windows and select Eject.
3) Turn off PC and inert a straightened paper clip into the manual release hole on the drive.
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4) Check the power cord on the back of the drive.

MS FIXit, Resetting Upper and lower Filters (XP, Vista and 7)
First... try to use the MS Fixit (for Vista) if you are on the computer having the problem)...

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Otherwise, here are the manual steps (overview):

1) Uninstall the CD/DVD drive in Device Manager and DO NOT RESTART the computer.

2) Uninstall your CD burning software (make sure you have the installation disc or you can resinstall from Start, Programs, PC Help and Tools, Recovery Manager (or Driver/Application Recovery). If you don't have the installation discs, skip this step - it might still work).

3) Open the registry editor (Start -> Run -> enter Regedit) ... might want to make a backup of the registry at this point.

4) Open the following keys:

+ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
+ SYSTEM
+ CurrentControlSet (or the current control set with lowest number if that is all that is listed)
+ Control
+ Class

5) Select 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318. It has to be this exact key - make sure you can see the last numbers!!!

6) Delete the UpperFilter and or the LowerFilters value in the right window if either exists.

7) RESTART the computer - this step is important. Wait for Windows to find and install the CD/DVD drive you removed earlier.

8) Reinstall your burning software and restart the computer again.

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Jun 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Installing Windows 7 - CD/DVD driver missing message.


windows 7 will still be released next month. are you using the beta version?

Sep 12, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

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