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I had a problem with my dvd drive not being recognized so i went into my registry files and deleted the files for the dvd drive and then it got recognized and works. Well in the process i must have deleted the file that allows burning of cd's. Roxio doesnt recognize the drive at all and the burning software that came with it says its an unsupported drive. When i use other products such as itunes or some others it says the registry files are missing to burn with. Is there any way to install these without reformatting?
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Hi redcrypt!

Please go to START-->RUN and type sfc /scannow, noting the space between SFC and /SCANNOW. This will run the built-in System File Checker, which will check your operating system files to see if any are missing/corrupt. If it finds any, you may be asked to insert your Windows XP CD. Do so if so asked. Once the blue bar has gone away reboot your computer and post back how things are going and we will continue from there.

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For future reference, there is a thing called the "Device Manager" in your Control Panel>System> Hardware where you should have removed your dvd drive or made other changes. You do not need to go into the registry for a dvd that isn't being recognized.

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good advice, Johanna!

Edited by pip22, 23 January 2006 - 06:11 AM.

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I recently deleted some files in my registry editor and now my drive isnt recognized by burning software... it is recognized to play dvd's cd's games and other stuff where as it wasnt able to do this before i deleted the registry editor files for the dvd drive
Is there any way to reinstall the drivers without reformatting? Also going into the run command and typing regedit doesnt bring up anything. is there another way to access it?
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before you wen't monkeying in the registry (bad idea) did start > run > regedit open up the registry editor?
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I believe that is how i got into it in the first place im not sure though I followed the directions from the post I got on here last time
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I tried to go into device manager and delete it and get it recognized but that did not work so I posted on here and yalls advice was to delete it under the registry editor and it worked to get it recognized, I just cant burn stuff now cuz i think i deleted a file you didnt say to
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can you access the system restore function? if so try restoring to a date prior to the mishap with regedit
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im not really sure how system restore works but right now im trying the sfc /scannow thing and see if that helps
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that's a good one to try as well

if that doesn't fix the issue do
start > run > %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
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redcrypt i merged your two topics because they are deffinitely related
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ok its the same problem i just couldnt find my old post and wasnt getting emails from the replies so I made a new one to try and solve the problem
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i ran sfc /scannow and then rebooted when it finished and it wouldnt boot up normally or at the last good known point or whatever it is so I had to start in safe mode and use the save point i created right before i ran the scan. when it came back up it said it had to rename a file nv4_display... I did get an error message when rebooting one other time after doing something recomended that said my nvidea display driver caused it but all the updates are older versions that what i have.
is there not a site i can go to download dvd driver registry files or should i just reformat
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