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Have you ever had the annoying message on Windows XP indicating "New Hardware Found"....and then prompts you to select the path of the driver file? Or have you booted your PC and later on found that your CD/DVD Rom is missing and no matter what you do it just won't install? Well this might just help you out.

Regedit to the rescue (Modify at your own Risk)

Caution: Editing your registry may cause your system to fail to start; modify at your own risk! So please don't send me any nasty messages if you happen to screw anything up.

  • Click on "Start" > "Run" and type "regedit" (without the quotes, please!).
  • Navigate to the following registry key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

  • Look for any of the following keys "LowerFilters" and/or "UpperFilters" and delete them.
  • Close the Registry Editor screen and "Restart" your PC (yep! the famous Microsoft refresh). That should do the trick. You may need to restart more than once if you have multiple CD/DVD Rom Drives installed.

 

 

Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:29 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: CD ROM Driver Corrupt or Missing on XP

# re: CD ROM Driver Corrupt or Missing on XP
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I was able to cure this problem by downloading and running "Guided Help" from:-
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B314060

This automatically corrects the registry errors.
Left by Bladerunner on Feb 21, 2009 11:59 PM

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Excellent work "Bladerunner"
Left by Saif Khan on Mar 01, 2009 10:15 AM

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without having to reboot the computer

remove dvd/cd rom devices from hardware manager before doing this, and then use hardware manager to rescan hardware
Left by Ghose on Jan 10, 2010 2:51 AM

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it's work great i cant believe it was that simple. i explore all of Microsoft but no result this reg edit work fin with me thanks saif
Left by qadeer khan on Jun 16, 2010 3:11 AM

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