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Vostro laptop dvd/cd player not seen by system.

New Vostro 1000 laptop with DVD/CD drive. discs do not play. drive is not seen on computer drive display window. (hard drives are listed but no disc drive)

Windows Media Player does not auto play nor are discs loaded into drive listed.

when a disc is loaded, the drive seems to spin up. light comes on. but nothing else happens.

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  • gjhunt Oct 09, 2008

    Vostro 1000... CDrom is not being recognized by the laptop anymore. This "fix" didn't work at all. I can't even install the original drivers... when I try it just says no CDrom drive detected.

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    my cd dvd player will not work on my new vostro 1000 laptop. it worked fin.
    all it does is when i put a cd in thelight comes on, it spins then it all stops.


  • Peret Mar 02, 2009

    Maanita - fixed it! Thanks!

    In my case the DVD drive came up as "not found" (code 41) in device manager, although if I uninstalled it, it was always found on reboot. The culprit was an UpperFilters key from something called Gear, no doubt some DRM crippleware.


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1.go to bios by pressing f2 key on dell logo
set num lock caps lock scroll lock on
press alt + e
press alt + f
press esc twice

2.
Step 1: Start Registry Editor loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. Registry Editor starts.
Step 2: Delete the UpperFilters registry entry loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); 1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. 2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet. 3. Expand Control, and then expand Class. 4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. 5. In the right pane (topic area), click UpperFilters.

Note An UpperFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the UpperFilters registry entry, you must click UpperFilters and not UpperFilters.bak. 6. On the Edit menu, click Delete. 7. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm the deletion of the UpperFilters registry entry: Are you sure you want to delete this value?The UpperFilters registry entry is removed from the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} registry subkey.

Note Do not exit Registry Editor. You must have this program for the next step.
Step 3: Delete the LowerFilters registry entry loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); 1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. 2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet. 3. Expand Control, and then expand Class. 4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. 5. In the right pane (topic area), click LowerFilters.

Note An LowerFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the LowerFilters registry entry, you must click LowerFilters and not LowerFilters.bak. 6. On the Edit menu, click Delete. 7. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm the deletion of the LowerFilters registry entry: Are you sure you want to delete this value?The LowerFilters registry entry is removed from the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} registry subkey. 8. Exit Registry Editor.
Step 4: Restart the computer loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution');

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