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    Hello all :cool:
    In the last 2 weeks or so my primary CD drive has appeared to stop reading. No response at all in Explorer or My Comp. Thought it was just the drive and will replace it when I have time.
    To-nite the same thing with my burner. I needed to copy from a CD and no-go.
    Both are set to "Open in explorer", and are regognised in bootup etc etc. device manager has both working properly.
    any ideas appreciated !
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    Have you tried booting to a dos mode an seeing if the cd's read there? If the do you probably might have bad cd drivers and just need to reinstall them.

    If they dont read there then try opening your case up and unpluging all the connections then plugging them back in 1 at a time to see if they come up.

    After that I would probably say you need to get new drivers and also check other components to make sure they are going out also.

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    Yep... sounds like you may have scrapped some of the driver files. If it didn't start acting up too long ago, you may be able to do a system restore back to a point when they were still working properly.
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    This happened to me once, and it's related to the IDE filter drivers.

    Basically the solution in my case (and many others in a similar situation) was to go the registry (Start>Run>Regedit) - BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY FIRST - and do a search for "upperfilter" and "lowerfilter" values and delete them.

    Try that and if it fails restore your backed up registry by double-clicking on the .reg file.

    It worked for me and many others.

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    G'day all. So far I have tried removing the CD Rom in device manager and re-booting. No cigar.
    Then tried a system rerstore - No cigar.
    There are no divers to roll back to, not can I install 'over the top' as I need the Xp Cd, hehe.

    Will do some research on how to back up the registry and give your idea a go Persion Immortal.

    Doing a search I found the following:

    Lowerfilters REG_MULTI_SZ PtiLink
    " " NdisTapi
    " " imapi

    Upperfilters " " redbook
    " " VIAAGP

    Seems everytime i do a search I get a different one ????

    In the meantime the burner worked fine???
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    :laugh:
    I might be barking up the wrong tree fellas :hammer:
    The burner seems ok now, and I can read ok from it.
    Maybe the poor old CD Rom has just ceased to exist, only 12 months old but might just get a new one.
    Now, where was I,
    Ahh , thats right :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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    Backup the registry by following the instructions in my WinXP Guide on page 2.

    Then delete the upper and lower filter values you find under the CDROM and drive-related classes in the registry. Then reboot.

    I seriously doubt your CDROM has died after 12 months. This is simply a driver problem.

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    hehe
    Backed up the registry ok :D
    deleted the upper value ok :D
    it wouldn't allow me to delete the lower:rolleyes:
    and reg back up installation wasn't complete:shoot2:
    LOL.
    If its a driver issue, now I have the burner drive working, can't I just install new one from the XP disc???
    Thanks for your patience:cool:
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    Was chasing ya round the chateau tonight but couldn't get a shot in LOL.
    :cheers:
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