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DVD-ROM not reading discs


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BIGROD

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My DVD-ROM stopped reading discs yesterday. When I click the icon in the Control Panel it says there is no disc in the drive. The drive is labeled "DVD Drive" until I insert a DVD and it then reads "CD Drive".

This happened to me before awhile back and I can't remember what I did to rectify it. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Edited by Fenor, 05 April 2007 - 12:57 PM.

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Hi BIGROD!

Let's have you uninstall the DVD-Drive and then have you reboot and let windows reinstall the drivers for it. To do this, do the following:
  • Go to START-->RUN and type devmgmt.msc
  • In the new window that appears, click the + symbol next to CD/DVD-ROM Drives.
  • Locate the drive in question and right-click it and choose UNINSTALL.
  • Once it's finishing uninstalling, reboot your computer.
Once it's rebooted, try putting a DVD in it again and see if the same thing happens.

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If after rebooting you are still having problems, try the following:

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

In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SYSTEM, then CurrentControlSet, then Control, then Class, and click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Right click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} and choose Export. Name this file "filters" and save it to your desktop. This file can be deleted when it is determined it is no longer needed.

In the right pane, if either UpperFilters or LowerFilters are present, right click on it and choose Delete...accept the deletion. Delete both if they are both present.

Close Registry Editor and reboot.

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JEEZ! That did it. So simple, I'm embarrassed I didn't think of it.

Thanks a lot! :whistling:
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Glad I could help! :blink:

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