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My drive is neither reading nor writing CDs (or DVDs)

I have tried to get my drive to work again through deleting upper and lower registry filters, disable and re-enable and uninstall, reboot, have the system reinstall. I can't really think of anything else to try. My computer shows a DVD-RAM but when I click on it, nothing shows up, even when a CD is inserted. The drive is not reading or writing CDs. I have had the computer less than one year, and I am running Windows XP. Thanks for any help you can give.

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    dvd driv does not show





  • fabizadawg Jan 15, 2008

    worked for about a month now not reading or write. is it my driver. running dell dimension 2400 with windows xp.

  • Dale Sullivan
    Dale Sullivan Jan 30, 2008

    wHEN BOOTING UP, IT SAYS "NO bios INSTALLED"

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Drive is ng - time to go shopping or check if drive is covered under warranty. Happens.

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SOURCE: Lite on cd/rw/dvd rom (SOHC-5236V) fails to read dvd's

your dvd lense might be dusty OR laser might have became weak
try upgrading FIRMWARE

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Drive not showing in WinXP (error code 39)Liteon Combo SOHC-5236v

After loading the Windows, the DVD/CD-ROM drives work properly, but we can not see the drives in “My Computer” (System can not recognize the drives.). When try to run the drives, it shows up a notice “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code39).” Before solving this error, check the drives connection correctly, then follow the steps below:
Delete Device Manager. Most people will firstly think of Windows “Find New Hardware” when drives missed, but it does not always work out. To fix the problem: open “My Computer”’ “Control Panel” ’“System”’“Device Manager”’ “HDC(Hard Disk Controller) ”, then click “Delete”. Follow the note to reboot computer. After rebooting, the computer will find the Primary IDE Controller and Secondary IDE Controller again and install the drivers. Restart the computer again while the installation is completed. In this, we can get back our CD/DVD-ROM Drives.

The other way is by editing the registry to return the missed CD/DVD-ROM drives (Code 39 error.). Obviously, it is too risky to edit the registry if you are not familiar with it. To fix the error from the registry, carry out the following steps:
Exit and close all applications currently running on your PC.
Step1. Click Start > Run and type in Regedit, press Enter.
Step2. Look for the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Delete any of the following registry entries under this key directory:
LowerFilters
LowerFilters.bak
UpperFilters
UpperFilters.bak
Step3. Reboot your PC and open My Computer to check that the CD-ROM drive is visible.
Also, have a look at the Device Manager to see if the yellow exclamation mark and the error code 39 are gone.

System errors are not welcome guests that bring up unhappy computing experience. Registry Easy (www.registryeasy.com) is a professional troubleshooting system maintenance tool that can help you to solve this error and many more.
Article Source: How to fix DVD/CD-ROM drives (Code 39 error) in Windows XP or Vista
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This worked for me.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Code 19 error indicating corrupted registry

yeah, if your registry has been trashed. you should use some registry defrag tools to fix it. I know a <a href="http://www.system-tools-software.com/free-registry-defrag/">free registry defrag</a>, you can look for it and have a try. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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SOURCE: everything shows up as working fine and drive can

Try double click My computer than right click the drive you want than properties than recording tab and make sure that Enable CD recording to his drive is checked. If you have two CD-R drives only one can be enabled to record at a time.

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I have a tsstcorp cdw/dvd ts-l462d combo drive in a laptop. I can read and play DVDs and CDs but I can't burn anything.


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver You might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd computer then plug them back in restart your this should activate the found new hardware wizard. If this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem "you only need to do the following" 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. if this fails to fix the problem

It could be a problem with the lens you could use a liquid type lens cleaner place 2-3 drops on top of a cd/dvd then run it

Feb 03, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How resolve issues with your Optical Drive that does read or write CDs or DVDs


This is a bit complicated so we have to be very careful in doing so. The main goal that we have is to Delete the Upper and Lower Filters on your registry, and that's what makes it complicated.

To start with
>Click on START
>Type REGEDIT on the search bar on START Menu
>Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>Expand SYSTEM
>Expand CurrentControlSet
>Expand Control
>Expand Class
>Click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
>Look for the Upper Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Look for the Lower Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Restart computer
>Try you CD / DVD ROM

I hope it helped you out. Rating my assistance will greatly be appreciated. Should you have any followup questions feel free to post it here and I always get back to my resolutions. Thank you for choosing FixYa! Have a good one.

on Sep 14, 2010 | NEC ND-6650A DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Hi Ekse, I deleted the lower and upper filters from the registry. my dvd/cd-rw...


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Dvd room does not work. Can not read CD, DVD or burn to CDs or DVDs. I have a Acer Aspire 5738ZG.


Hi Welcome to FixYa!
Is this happening on all CDs or DVDs? if it is, the issue that you are encountering could be a software or Hardware issue. Follow the steps below to find out.
1)If its a sofware issue, it could be with the Upper or Lower filters settings for the cd/dvd rom on the registry that is causing you the problem. You could check it by opening Registry Editor. (click on start>type "regedit" on the searchbox and open it. You should be seeing something like the picture below : mondimondz_2.jpg

2)go to this entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} That is the key entry for your CD/DVD rom.. Once you are on that key, look at the right panel, and search for Upper Filters or Lower Filters. If you see those entries, delete them. Be careful not to delete some entries on the registry aside from those two.
3)after deleting them, restart the computer.
4)Once you get back into Windows, try to load any cd or dvd and check if it will now be able to read them.
5)if it still does not work, try to go to your computer manufacturer's website and download the latest firmware for your CD/DVD drive.
6)If all else fails, try replacing the CD/DVD drive on your computer.
Hope this could be helpful!
Have a great day!

Jun 22, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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I am using windows 7 my dvd rom dose not read cds but is listed in my computer


Hi Welcome to FixYa!
Is this happening on all CDs or DVDs? if it is, the issue that you are encountering could be a Software or Hardware issue. Follow the steps below to find out.
1)If its a sofware issue, it could be with the Upper or Lower filters settings for the cd/dvd rom on the registry that is causing you the problem. You could check it by opening Registry Editor. (Click on start>type "regedit" on the searchbox and open it. You should be seeing something like the picture below: mondimondz_2.jpg

2)go to this entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} That is the key entry for your CD/DVD rom.. Once you are on that key, look at the right panel, and search for Upper Filters or Lower Filters. If you see those entries, delete them. Be careful not to delete some entries on the registry aside from those two.
3)after deleting them, restart the computer.
4)Once you get back into Windows, try to load any cd or dvd and check if it will now be able to read them.
5)if it still does not work, try to go to your computer manufacturer's website and download the latest firmware for your CD/DVD drive.
6)If all else fails, try replacing the CD/DVD drive on your computer.
Hope this could be helpful!
Have a great day!

Jun 20, 2011 | Sony Computers & Internet

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Just installed Sony AD-5260S DVD burner in HP machine running Windows XP Professional. Can read and write CDs and read DVDs but can't write DVDs.


Click start control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cd digital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select the no _ for your specific area
If this does not fix the problem you might try
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd-rom then plug them back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you will see 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
make sure that the cd-dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd drive including electrical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
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.
hope this helps


May 11, 2011 | Sony Computers & Internet

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Hello I have Samsung SH-S223 and it doesn't read any of CDs or DVDs My computer recognize DVD-ROM and everything seems to be good maybe I need drivers for it? But all drivers have a letter after S223....


Do you have itunes installed?
If so Itunes put upper and lower filters in the registry key taking control of the dvd.
Goto Start type in cmd if it is vista, if it is XP click on run, then type in cmd, then regedit goto these keys in registry.

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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{6D807884-7D21-11CF-801C-08002BE10318}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{CE5939AE-EBDE-11D0-B181-0000F8753EC4}

Goto each key listed above and delete upper and lower filters then close out of registry editor goto device manager go down to dvd/cd rom drives right click on the dvd drive and delete it and if asked to delete drivers for this device check box to delete drivers then close out of device manager and restart the computer.
These upper and lower filters will say something like Gear Aspi.

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My lenovo Y410 doesnot read any burny cd/dvd


hi! just a tip hope it would work! try to delete the upper and lower filters.
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
hope this helps!!!! goodluck!

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HP dvd740b does not detect blank CDs and DVDs


Hi,

i think you,ve hit the nail-on-the-head.
The laser has to power up highrer to write a DVD, or ocassionally have a dual laser. 1 for read/write CD. And 1 For Read/Write DVD.
Certain cd roms, only use CD- media. it,s probably worth checking which media is supported by the drive.
Also check the drives aren,t conflicting, on the same ide channel, sometimes swapping channels, ide primary/secondary can help, or swiitching Master/Slave/cable select jumpers on the drives Themselves.

Mike @ Compurepair.


Sep 04, 2009 | HP dvd740i DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner

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DVD/CD RW


edit the registry and delete the upper and lower filter.

In Registry Editor, expand the following registry path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class

Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.

Right click the upper filter and delete it. Look for lower filter and delete it also. (if only one is available then its fine).

close registry editor and restart the computer.

try your dvd drive again.


***Note*** make sure to follow the instructions properly. do not delete any file, just the lower and upper filter or else system will not load to windows anymore.

Oct 07, 2008 | Averatec 3150H Notebook

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