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To resolve this problem, remove the affected filter drivers.
To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click
2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:
3. Delete "Upperfilter and LowerFilter" ONLY
3. Shutdown and restart

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There will be 3 reasons if your cd rom doesn't run, first it might be your cd is defective the 2nd your cd rom lens might be dusty which needs to be cleaned and the 3rd is that you might uninstalled the driver for this hardware for this you need to install the driver for this

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What happens is the drives read/write head gets out of alignment over time. DVD's need the most accuracy and fail first while the cd's are much more tolerant.

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dear sie

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dvd driver stop working c drive was over laoded and the computer whent in to disk clean and deletelte the driver for the dvd rom i can no longer play cd dvd or use the crw or dvd RW ASPIRE 1360 2.8GHZ
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