After reviewing all the different responses to other related topics I haven't found an answer that fits my problem. My cd/dvd drive does not show up in the device manager. I have attempted several "fixes" but nothing has worked. My registry
doesn't show anything with upper or lower filters.
(Default) REG_SZ dvd/cdrom drives
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00 80 8c a3 c5 94 c6 01
DriverDesc REG_SZ CD-ROM Driver
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
InfPath REG_SZ cdrom.inf
InfSection REG_SZ cdrom_install
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gencdrom
ProviderName REG_SZ Microsoft
I haven't installed any new software. The drive works fine when installed in another laptop. I have two that are identical. I had this problem once on my other computer but it went away on it's own. This time it went away but came
back. I also took the drive out of the other computer and tried it in this one. Still didn't work. The drive starts running as if it is going to boot but it stops. No error messages given at any time. Would try reinstalling drivers
but as it doesn't recognize the drive it won't let me reinstall them.
Seriously suspect it's a registry glitch with Vista but can't figure it out.
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