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#31
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are you ready? if you are not comfortable with the registry, talk to that person who knows computers and ask that person to delete the upper and lower filters for then entry you found.

otherwise let's go for it.

Start>Run>cmd>regedt32

navigate to the filter found earlier and delete the upper and lower filters. just remember, it doesn't work now, so this can only help.

Edited by bdlt, 15 August 2005 - 10:58 PM.

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how can you tell if it is upper or lower?

the only that it says under the key is 030, 031, 032

name type data
default reg_sz value not set
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I tried the

Start>Run>cmd>regedt32

and i got this message

regedit32 is not recognized as a internal or external command,operable program, or batch file
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we posted at the same time. please see my previous post(bottom).

the find/search will display the entry corresponding to the string in the find command box(filter).

you found it earlier. the search on filter found a registry entry starting with the character '4', which is for dvd/cdrom.
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I tried the

Start>Run>cmd>regedt32

and i got this message

regedit32 is not recognized as a internal or external command,operable program, or batch file



M$ gotcha - it's regedt32 NOT regedit32
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okay im there in the registry it took me to the 0030
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try to navigate to here:

HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

the search tool for regeft32 is inferior to the one for regedit, so now we navigate.

delete the entries listed below HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}, then reinstall the dvd.

good luck!
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okay I deleted them, I need to restart my system. I'll be back with you in a few minutes
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after i reinstalled the dvd, the same entries reappearred under that registry key

I am going to start with this again in the morning, I'll check with you then.

thanx again
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I'm going to ask for more help on this. see you in the morning.
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here are some things we can try:

1. check the record settings for the dvd in the recording software
2. in device manager under the dvd properties tab look for "Enable digital CD audio for the device" and remove the check if it is present. reboot and test the dvd with a known good dvd.
3. are you confident about Jul 10 being a good restore point? if another restore point exists, say from the beginning of the year, try it. reboot and test the dvd with a known good dvd. reason - the Jul 27 errors with the HP update software may be unrelated to the dvd read problem.
4. it's possible(not likely) that the dvdrom on both PC went bad(need cleaning? died?) at the same time. if 1,2 & 3 above fail to help, it might be time to try the dvd in another PC.

do you have any other ideas/suggestions?
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I already did steps 1 & 2 with no success.

I'll try doing step 3 tonight if that dont work, I will try cleaning it and if that still don't work I am going to try and switch them in the pc's and if that still dont work i guess i'll take them out to the backyard and blow them up and buy some new ones. :tazz:

I'll keep you posted. :)
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this was posted by darth ash in another thread:

Start-> Run.
Type: services.msc.
Press <enter>.

Check if IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service StartupType is Manual.


see hail mary
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yes it is manual. What is supposed to be?
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it's manual on the xp PC here
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