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DVD Drive does not show up in Explorer, nor does it eject


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JSnake

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Topic title describes the problem. However, Device Manager tells me that my DVD drive is working properly. But explorer does not display the drive in My Computer, and the drive does not eject when I press the eject button. This has been going on for a week or two. It's a Maxtor 6Y080P0 (or that's what device manager says, anyway...).

There aren't any error messages or anything. I'm running Windows XP SP2.
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wannabe1

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Hi JSnake...

Maxtor 6Y080P0 = Hard Drive...it's not the optical drive you're missing.

In Device Manager, expand (click +) the DVD/CD-ROM drives catagory. Is the drive listed there?

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Hi JSnake...

Maxtor 6Y080P0 = Hard Drive...it's not the optical drive you're missing.

In Device Manager, expand (click +) the DVD/CD-ROM drives catagory. Is the drive listed there?

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I have a feeling that's my virtual drive, though...

Edited by JSnake, 07 December 2006 - 06:35 PM.

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More than likely...

Click Start then Run and type regedit...click "Ok"

From Registry Editor, in the left pane, expand (click the +) next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SYSTEM, then CurrentControlSet, then Class, then click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Are LowerFilters and/or UpperFilters listed in the right pane?
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More than likely...

Click Start then Run and type regedit...click "Ok"

From Registry Editor, in the left pane, expand (click the +) next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SYSTEM, then CurrentControlSet, then Class, then click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Are LowerFilters and/or UpperFilters listed in the right pane?


Yessir they are.
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Right click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} and choose "Export". Name this file Filters and save it to your desktop.

Right click on LowerFilters and choose Delete

Right click on UpperFilters and choose Delete

Close Registry Editor and reboot. Any change?
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It worked! Thank you soooooo much!! :whistling:
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My Pleasure! :whistling:

You can delete the "Filters" file on the desktop...

Edited by wannabe1, 07 December 2006 - 06:59 PM.

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