DVD drive not working > deleted too much from the registry key!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by inithaca, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. inithaca


    Jun 21, 2007
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    The other day my CD/DVD drive was not working at all (not in device manager, could not be opened), so after reading some stuff online I followed up on a tip to delete something in 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318

    Trying to do too much too fast, instead of just deleting the lower or upper things I was supposed to delete, I deleted everything from this key except one file. Stupid, stupid, I know. As far as I know, I can't get it back from a backup or something. How can I get the files I need installed or added again?

    At the moment my CD/DVD is working (ie it opens), but it's still not in device manager and when I insert a disc and try to play it in power dvd it says there is no disk...

    I'm not very good with computers (like that wasn't clear already :( ), so any (detailed!) help would be appreciated!

    inithaca, Jun 21, 2007
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  2. inithaca


    Jul 2, 2007
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    Missing or damaged DVD CD DRIVES in xp an vista
    have a look at


    or this

    this software patch from here can solve the problem sometimes, it was aimed at windows XP, but the problem is still there in Vista unfortunately
    go to this web page


    and Download


    and save this file to your hard drive. Navigate to where you saved it and double click the file to extract the contents. Locate the EXE file you extracted and double click it. A confirmation dialog will appear when the script is done. You may need to reboot for the change to take effect.

    This utility is only intended for Windows XP. You may need Administrator level access to use this utility. If you do not have Administrator level access, the program will say it is finished, but will not have made any changes.

    this is another way you have to open regedit and change this key
    click start, then enter regedit

    first back up the entire registry.

    then look for this key


    I am sorry but if the key is not there you will have to create it, then you will see the drive again,
    uesquebeathus, Jul 2, 2007
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