Restore D Drive correct upper and lower filters

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  1. g48dd

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    Hi, a friend lost his DVD Drive, I know how to do this:

    [Start] [Run] [Regedit]
    Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
    Key Name: {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    I can get to this point, but there are a whole bunch of { 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 } listed. However the very first one says something about DVD Drive and there are two icons listed in that folder that say Lower Filter and Upper filter, I read somewhere *** Do not delete Key What is the Key? The folder I am in? )*** and
    *** Do Not Delete String Values ( well I think I know what a string value is, a series of numbers? Is this what it was talking about: 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 )

    When I am in the folder all I can highlight an icon that says ... ab ... the there is name type data listed under those headings one icon says upper filter and another says lower filter .... I can only highlight the icon .... I am suppose to delete the ab icon's that say upper & lower filters? and then reboot?

    Sorry I wrote so much but I wanted to make sure I understand what I am doing before I delete stuff out of his registry. Also I checked [My Computer] [System] [ Hardware ] [ device mngr ] there is a yellow flag on his D drive.

    Thanks Ken
     
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  2. Force Flow

    Force Flow Barefoot on the Moon! Staff Member

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    Why are fiddling with the registry?

    If the DVD drive failed, physically disconnect and/or remove it from the computer, and it will disappear.
     
  3. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    No, that's a legitimate procedure.

    Yes. Highlight the words "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" and hit the Delete key.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
     
  4. g48dd

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    Thanks, I just wanted to make sure before I went deleting stuff. The Drive is there it has not failed, but XP lost track of it.

    Ken
     
  5. g48dd

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    Just wanted you to know that worked just fine

    thanks
    Ken
     

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