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Unable to get XP to see ANY Rom drives


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promytius

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I have a P4 w/1GB of ROM Nvidia 400x and 2 HDDs 80 and 40GB. I have lost the ability to see any CD/DVD ROM drive. I have tried 6 - yes, six different CD or CD/DVD ROM drives and while they are all properly seen and identified by the CMOS, all only partially install. They are seen in the device manager with an exclamation point. They are not seen in disk management. I have them jumpered correctly, cabled correctly, and have tried them as slave/master/CS, alone and in tandem. I have deleted all references to them in the registry. I have tried the reinstall if the inf file. I have tested all drives in other PCs and they all work fine. I have not reset the CMOS by jumpering yet. There are some Adobe products on the system and there was a roxio burner as part of a video editing program. That one is gone.
This one baffles me. Any suggestions?
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promytius

Edited by promytius, 25 May 2008 - 05:52 AM.

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Hi promytius! Welcome to G2G!

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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If after doing that your drive still doesn't show up, please download CDGone from HERE. Once it's downloaded, extract the files to your desktop and open the READ ME FIRST.TXT file and follow the instructions there.

Post back with how things are going after doing the above.

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Thanks for the feedback; I had already tried most of what you suggested. I made the registry edits, removed the device, reset the cmos and it still failed to see the drive; then I did the whole process over, removed the drive physically, rebooted and then shut down; reinstalled a different CDROM, toggled the DMA in the CMOS and then it worked, sort of. It still doesn't work with Movie Maker, but it will create a data disk and it works with newly installed VCD creation software that came with the drive. It's an HP Litescribe, and I also ran the installation program for it after the reboot, so who knows exactly what caused it to start working. The system is running extremely slow, so eventually I will have to start over with a clean install and see if that will restore full funtionality to the system. Thanks for the quick reply, it reinforced my strategy for repair.
regards,
promytius

Edited by promytius, 25 May 2008 - 06:40 PM.

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