Issue with my DVD/CD Drive

#1
I am running into a bit of trouble while I am trying to rip a cd. I recently installed Windows 7 and now when I insert a cd or dvd into my drive it will not start and does not recognize it. I checked the device manager and I get this message:

Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 


#2
Have you tried checking your computer's website (Dell, HP, Etc) for updated drivers? I would try that first. Also try a third party burning software like Nero to see if the problem is inside of Explorer or exclusively a problem with the CD-DVD drive drivers. Is it recognizing software CD/DVDs, but only not recognizing Blank media?
 


#3
Several people are having this issue - not sure what the answer is. I've sent feedback in to Microsoft describing this very issue. What path did you follow to move to Windows 7? Did you do a fresh install, upgrade from Vista? In my case, I did a fresh install in a virtual environment and had no problems, but when I upgraded my computer from Vista SP1 to 7, this problem arose. Tonight I'll be trying a clean install on my box to see if this resolves the issue. Otherwise I think we're dead in the water until Microsoft addresses this.
 


#4
I found another thread on this issue and I followed a couple of tips and it worked.
I give credit to sysyphus for this one:
Step 1: follow the link below and d/l the program.
Citadel Industries - ReadyDriver Plus

I give credit to Kyle for this:
Step 2 uninstall the hardware.
Step 3 reboot and Windows will reinstall the hardware automatically (make sure you have auto install enabled)
Step 4 once the hardware is reinstalled you may have to reboot again and run Ready Driver from the boot menu.

I did find out that if you restart or power down you will have to always run Ready Driver from the boot menu when you want to run the disc drive.

I hope this helps someone:D
 


#5
I found this as well, but I was hesitant to run this as other users suggested it slowed down the boot and logon time. Did you notice any significant issues? Regardless I think I'll give it a try - hopefully Microsoft addresses this issue.
 


#6
It does slow it down a little, but I did not have a problem with the wait if it meant that I could use my Disc Burner:D

I also hope that MS does address this issue.
 


#7
Well, I decided not to run that app, but to blow away the OS and start from scratch. Lo and behold, my DVD drive is available and working after a clean install. Looks like this issue is probably due to the Vista to 7 upgrade. Can't promise this will work for everyone, but its a step in the right direction!
 


iroken22

Extraordinary Member
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#8
Yes this is a known issue now with the upgrade from Vista to 7. This is one of the reasons why i suggest to everyone to do a clean install.
 


#9
Easy fix without the re-installing......

After doing an upgrade install on my laptop I soon found my cd drive would'nt read any cds/dvds or burn files.

So I went to Control panel > View by small icons > System > Device manager and uninstalled the DVD drive driver.

On reboot windows reinstalled the driver and from then it has worked fine :)
 


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