Have you ever had a situation where there was a missing dvd drive on your computer. Missing dvd drive normally has been seen on Windows Vista and Windows 7. It is more often to see a missing dvd drive in Windows Vista though.
Technical people had misdiagnosed a missing dvd drive due to lack basic throubleshooting experience. Even when the diagnostics of a missing dvd drive has been properly identified...it is not easy to fix.
Software repair of missing dvd drive is quite challenging without propper instructions. We created a few steps here to guide you in fixing a missing dvd drive problem.
To correct the missing DVD drive in Windows Vista or Windows 7 follow the instructions here:
Click Start button
- In the run box Type regedit, and then click OK.
The Registry Editor opens:
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
- In the right pane, click UpperFilters.
Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry.
- Click UpperFilters only.
If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry.
- Rigth click on the UpperFilter
- From the menu Click modify
- delete the value of the uper-filter.
- When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes/OK.
Exit the registry editor and restart the computer, should be fixed now...
Deleting Lower Filters
- In the right pane, click LowerFilters.
Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
- On the Edit menu, click Delete.
- When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
- Exit Registry Editor.
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