DCD/CD Drive Disappeared from My Computer


N

Nobody Special

After I installed the device driver for my MP3 player the
DVD/CD ROM has disappeared from 'My Computer'. In
Properties for the COMBI RW16x10/DVD drive in Device
Manager it says "Windows cannot load the device driver for
this hardware". Does this mean I have to System Restore to
the point before I installed the MP3 player device driver
install? Why would installing the USB MP3 player driver
wipe out the CDROM device driver? I would really like to
have both and fail to understand what's going on. Can
anyone help me here please? Thanks for your help.
 
Ad

Advertisements

N

Nobody Special

Thanks for responding. I followed the directions at
Kelly's, deleting the LowerFilters value under the
specified registry key (after backing up the registry with
ERUNT) and rebooting, but it didn't help. The CDROM still
doesn't show up in 'My Computer' or Windows Explorer. Any
other suggestions? Thanks again.
 
R

Rich Barry

Go back to Device Manager and select your Dvd/Cdrom drive rt click and
choose Uninstall. Also, if you
know the IDE channel it's connected to Primary or Secondary whichever
one rt click and uninstall it.
Disconnect all the USB devices and in Device Manager choose USB
Controllers rt click and uninstall
each one. Then restart and let XP reinstall all. Reconnect USB Devices
and restart again.
 
N

Nobody Special

Whew! That did it. Thank you so very much. Seems like a
lot to go through to get Windows to behave properly. It's
a good thing it's got enough smarts to reinstall the
drivers. I don't need to go back and replace the registry
value 'LowerFilters' do I? That registry is pretty scarey.
Glad I found ERUNT. Anyway, thanks again for your expert
help. I owe you one. :- )
 
Ad

Advertisements

R

Rich Barry

Glad to hear that helped. Why that has to be done is still a
mystery to me also.
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top