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My drive will read DVDs but not CD/CD-ROMs

So, I've been looking for a solution this problem for a couple days, but I found a lot of answers regarding not being able to read DVDs but still being able to read CDs and CD-ROMS.

My problem is the opposite. I can watch DVDs just fine, but my drive thinks for a while and tries to read the CDs and CD-ROMs, then just doesn't see there is a disc in the drive.

I heard from a friend to look at the BIOS, but I have no idea what I'm looking for in there. Driver is updated, and I do not use Nero. I am using Windows XP Pro. Any help is appreciated.

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  • Einkill Feb 20, 2008

    Unfortunately, that didn't do it. Thanks, though! I'm gonna check the BIOS downloads for my MoBo. I'll keep people updated.

  • Einkill Feb 20, 2008

    Updated the BIOS, and nothing has changed. I am thoroughly confused.

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If your DVD/CDROM is not working ie..playing movies or not installing programs it may be because you have installed a software program that edited the regitry for the DVD/CDROM - (Limewire, any burning software, etc..) windwos installs an Upperfilter and or a Lowerfilter in the registry for the CDROM - to correct this follow these instructions:

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 (Vista) or regedit in the Run box (XP), and then click Regedit in the
Programs list if in Vista or click Open in XP.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue. (Vista)
2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkeys: (must be exact keys)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM
CurrentControlSet
Control
Class
Once you have clciked Class the click Edit on the menu at the top
Copy and paste the following key inclcuding the curly braces into the Find What box.
Click "Find Next"
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3. Highlight by clicking on "UpperFilter" and "LowerFilter" ONLY - then hit Delete on the keyboard and select Yes
4. Shutdown and restart the computer

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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    MR R Feb 20, 2008

    I fit reads DVD but not ANY CD's it usually is the registry entry that has been changed the Bios will not fix this I woul be very wary if I were you about flashing the bios if it fails the unit will not work at all

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    MR R Feb 20, 2008

    Re-load the DVD/CDROM driver

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