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Toshiba Satellite A75-S206 DVD\CD-RW drive problem

I have a Toshiba Satellite A75 laptop. I recently replaced the hard drive with an exact match purchased on e-bay. The new drive had all the original software pre-installed and the computer came right up with no problems except one, the combo dvd/cd writer won't read most cds. If I put in an audio, software, or dvd in the drive nothing happens. If I go to My computer and click on the drive I get a message: "Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows." If I check in device manager it says that the device is working properly. If I put a copy of Windows(XP} in the drive it works fine(it comes up with the screen to install Windows) so I don't think that the drive is broken. When I check in my computer with a Microsoft cd in the drive(either XP or Office XP) it has no problem reading either of those disks. What can I do?

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Hello GeneMat,

I am Romeet,i will try and help you with this problem.Seems it could be an issue with the Combo DVD Drive's Driver Software or Firmware.

Try This:

From your Desktop:

Right Click " My Computer" Icon and select "Properties"

Go to "Hardware" Tab and select "Device Manager"

Under Device Manager, scroll down to the "DVD/CDROM Drives" menu and click on the plus ( + ) Sign next to it

Right Click the Drive name eg " Toshiba DVD-R TSST 2313" and select " Uninstall" Click yes to any prompts and restart your Laptop.

After rebooting, Windows XP should pick up the drivers again, so wait a while for it to complete and until it notifies you that " Windows successfully completed installing your new hardware" or something to that effect and then try using the software cds again

Best of luck!

Regds
Romeet

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It sounds like a corrupt Registry entry, which is common with XP.

The following should fix it.

Start Registry Editor (Start, Run and type in regedit then click O.K)

Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry:

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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.


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