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Anyone Help Getting Windows To Recognise DVD Drive??

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by dougal79, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. dougal79

    dougal79 Regular member

    Aug 11, 2006
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    OK I sorted the Hard Drive Problem.

    When i installed Windows XP one of my DVD drives disappeared.
    It shows up in Bios, but not My Computer, Disk Management or Device Manager.

    Any help/suggestions are appreciated.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2008
  2. GrandpaBW

    GrandpaBW Active member

    Feb 28, 2004
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    This is from Microsoft:

    Restore Missing CD/Dvd Drives

    follow these directions for clearing the Upper/Lower Filters in Vista: (might want to print this out)

    1. Click on Start --> Run --> and type in 'regedit' followed by the enter key ( if Vista Start search or windows+R )

    2. Expand the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key (looks like a folder) by double clicking it (or

    3. clicking the "+" next to it.)

    4. Expand the "SYSTEM" Key

    5. Expand the "CurrentControlSet" Key

    6. Expand the "Control" Key

    7. Expand the "Class" Key

    8. Look for a key containing the following string of letter and numbers:

    9. Highlight this key by left clicking once on it

    10. On the right hand side you are looking for "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" under the "Name" column, once you find these please delete them by right clicking on them and choosing "delete"

    11. Exit the registry by clicking on the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screen

    Reboot your computer.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2008

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