disk drive now showing up

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  1. thedoomed13

    thedoomed13 New Member

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    i just installed the Windows 7 beta and my cd drives are not showing up. I can not also open my disk drive at all when i am using Windows 7. I dool boot with Vista 64bit and it seems to be working fine there. please help, i think it is really useless if my laptop can't use a disk drive when im using Windows 7.
    and if it matters i have an Asus G50v laptop
     
  2. iroken22

    iroken22 Extraordinary Member
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    Go into disk management and assign the drives letters. Then check to see if they come up in my computer.
     
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    thedoomed13 New Member

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    i've tried that but i do not see my disk drive there either
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  4. th3gnome

    th3gnome New Member

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    I'm having the exact same problem :(
     
  5. pixolite

    pixolite New Member

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    Your disk drive? As in an optical drive?
     
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    thedoomed13 New Member

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    yup it be the one that was built in to my laptop
     
  7. iroken22

    iroken22 Extraordinary Member
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    did you check to see if the optical drive showed up in device manager. Go to start and type in Device Manager and hit enter. Go to DVD/CDRom Drives. IS there anything listed? if not scroll down further and look for a category called other devices and see if there is anything in there. Then check all the other categories to see if any of them have the little yellow exclamation mark.
     
  8. Hedrush

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    The entry in question is....

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
    "UpperFilters"=-
    "LowerFilters"=-

    Delete upperfilters and lowerfilters. I didnt have lowerfilters on my machine, but deleting the upperfilters worked a treat.

    Hope that helps someone.

    http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-support/1045-beware-itunes-64bit.html
     
    #8 Hedrush, Jan 12, 2009
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    Population96 New Member

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    Yeah, Hedrush is spot on. I had this same problem, and the problem was indeed iTunes. Damn Apple.... lol
     
  10. legy

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    I dont see a letter assigned to my other HDD in the disk manager. So I tryed to add a letter (I just picked E) and then tryed to access the drive in my computer and it said it was not accessable ? Any ideas?
     
  11. sagthedog

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    Re: disk drive not showing up

    Hi guys,
    First let me thank everyone for taking the time to help others out with issues. It means a lot to know that there are still people out there that care.

    Now, let me note that I think I'm having the same problem listed in this thread. I installed Itunes (b/c I used to be a mac enthusiast and got an iphone but now realize that apple just sells overpriced crap) and now my computer wont recognize the cd/dvd drive. It wont show up in "My Computer" and is undiscoverable when I try to reinstall the device. I would like to try the fix noted here but I am having trouble making sense of what to do? I am admittedly a newb when it comes to windows (just got my gateway last week [bye bye macbook hehehe]). So please provide step by step instructions in layman's terms. thanks
     
  12. sagthedog

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    Re: disk drive not showing up

    Nevermind guys, I figured it out. Hooray.

    All I had to do is learn about registry. Thank god for the internet
     
  13. Spencer Arthur

    Spencer Arthur New Member

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    Re: disk drive not showing up

    ok, edited the registry, and i have my cd drive back, but now itunes is yelling at me because its registry values have changed... i guess i wont be burning disks using itunes until they release another update to fix their mess up
     
  14. sagthedog

    sagthedog New Member

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    I'm Back.

    Fixed the problem the first time by deleting the upper/lower filters in the registry. Optical drive worked well fro a while. Then, it stopped working. I recently updated Itunes and suspect this is the cause. Please advise. Snapshots attached for reference.

    regedit snapshot.PNG Disk Management snapshot.PNG
     

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