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My original cd lost/windowsxp Home edtion AspireT120E(computer)

Application cd of windowsxp home edition lost. Which came with AspireT120E(computer) acer.

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I have lost my installation cd for my micro advantage cd/dvd burner what do i do

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Re: My original cd lost/windowsxp Home edtion...

You can use any XP home CD to reinstall windows you just won't have any of the customizations Acer did do it's installation. As long as you enter the product key on the Windows sticker on your system.

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I just installed a samsung SH-s222a dvd writer and it's not reading a dvd or a cd. I have a desktop with an XP home edition. Thanks.

Hi os4560
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
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.
Best regards ,
fanaudi .

Sep 13, 2011 | Samsung SH-S222A DVD-RAM Burner

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DVDRW writes are unreadable

Definitively it is not a codec problem

Mar 19, 2008 | CD & DVD Burners


Cd/dvd missing and video codec / video playback issues

The Microsoft knowledge base which is located here : Website Link

Walks you through step by step for both windows xp and windows vista how to delete upper and lower filters and even offers you a fix it wizard which you can download and it will fix it for you.

Also the above requires you to reboot your computer once done.

If you are still having issues with any optical drive ( cd, dvd, blu ray etc ) type computer drive then you can try and install the latest motherboard drivers for your make and model of motherboard ( Sometimes this is also known as the chipset drivers ) to obtain these you will need to go to your motherboard manufacturers website.

To establish what motherboard you have you can use a few utilities.

Namely SIW, Everest ( I would suggest home edition as its free and the latest home edition was version 2.20 ) or belarc.

SIW can be obtained here at this website link

Everest Home edition can be obtained here or here at this website link

Belarc can be obtained here at this website link

Adaptec ASPI drivers can be downloaded and see if that helps. ASPI Drivers can be obtained here on this link or here on this link

Explained here

Also explained here on wikipedia

Also if you have any other burning software ie multiple burning applications such as deep burner, cd burner xp se and nero installed as well as IN CD or roxio etc then it is suggested you only have or stick with one burning appliction such as Nero as mutliple burning applications can cause issues.

Also as a last resort check the optical drive manufacturers website for a firmware update for your optical drive - if they do then it is vital to read the read me file to see what functionality it adds or what it does and also how to apply the firmware update and follow those instructions to a T.

Ensuring that you do not turn your computer off during the firmware update as if the power goes off whilst you are in the middle of the firmware update it will brick the optical drive rendering it useless !!

If you are having issues with video playback then its always a good idea to try and use VLC which can be obtained from here - website link

or windows media player classic which can be obtained here - website link

As for codecs if you are not sure what type of codecs you require to playback video files then get Gspot from here - website link

Download it, use winzip or the inbuilt windows xp un zipper to extract all of the files into a folder and run gspot ( a stand alone exe ) and drag and drop the video file onto the gspot window and it will show you what video codec the video uses and what audio codec it uses ( if any for either ) and also whether or not the video file is a valid file.

For Divx and Xvid you can install specific codecs from here, respectively

For divx get the codec here - website link

For xvid get the codec here - website link

Codecs for both at the websites posted above are for both mac os and windows.

As a last resort for video you can try the codec pack which can be obtained from here - website link

Please find below some free cd / dvd burning software :

A free useful utility for burning images and other things is img burn ( made by the same person who made DVD Decrypter )

For any other free application needs go to

From the above link you can click on the relevant link(s) with regards to what kind of software you are after, cd burning, video playback, audio playback etc and it will list all the free software in that category ( you will have to scroll down some what but it is all there )

Also you can search on source forge for open source free applications and for everything else there is google - let me google that for you

on Apr 27, 2009 | Pioneer DVR-107D DVD±RW Burner

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Optorite CW 4002 (drive d) will not read any type of disc. Device manager says it is working properly. Windows XP Home Edition. Drive worked before reformating the hard drive disc C

Your operating system may have missed the driver needed to make the cd run properly. You better re-install or repair your operating system.

Apr 06, 2010 | Optorite (cw5201) CD-RW Burner

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Disk drive does not recognize or read a disk

you could try removing the drivers from your device manager by going through contol panel or by right-clicking on My Computer and then on the hardware tab. you would find it under cd/dvd rom drives.Just right click and click on uninstall. Then if you dont have your driver disk you might be able to download it from If you have installed drivers more than once you might be able to roll-back drivers but the best bet would be to just uninstall and re-install the drivers.

Hope this helps

May 04, 2009 | LG GSA-E40L Burner

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MultiBay drive will not allow me to copy on to CD

You may not have the correct discs,check type of discs it takes,ie CD-R,CD+R,CD-RW,CD+RW.

Jan 08, 2009 | HP Multibay (DG189A) DVD-RW Burner

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Can't import video into Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a basic video editing and creating software developed by Microsoft. It contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. The accepted formats for import by Windows Movie Maker are WMV, .AVI, MPG, .ASF, .WMA, .WAV, and MP3.

Puzzled about how to import DVD to Windows Movie Maker for further editing? iOrgSoft DVD Ripper can do that job. Not only rip DVD to Windows Movie Maker acceptable videos including AVI, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, ASF, but also convert DVD to MPEG-4, MOV, AVC (H.264), MOV, 3GP, FLV, SWF.

Tutorial: How to Rip DVD to Windows Movie Maker, import DVD to Windows Movie Maker?
Step1: Locate your favorite DVD to the program-DVD to Windows Movie Maker.

Step 2: Specify output video format compatible for Windows Movie Maker, like AVI.

Step 3: Click “start” button to start the process of ripping DVD movies to .AVI video.


Aug 28, 2008 | Lite On CD & DVD Burners

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LG GWA-4082N DVD RW on gateway laptop with xp home edition

-go to your start menu, bottom left
-pull up the my computer option by the control panel option
-click on my computer and look for the cd/\dvd rom drive-
-right click on it and look for an option to restore all defaults
-click on restore defaults

see if this works, if not, you will need to uniinstall and reinstall the drivers but i'm hoping my solution should do the trick..
please let me know if i can be of further assistance to you..
thanks and good luck,

Feb 27, 2008 | LG GWA-4082N DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Need software

windows usually have drivers in its installation disks. If it doesn't got to liteon website to get latest driver for your drive goodluck!

Sep 04, 2006 | Lite On SOHW-1673SX DVD±RW Dual Layer...

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