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Windows 7: No Drives Displayed in "Computer"

03 Jul 2009   #11
Hedrush

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 (Clean Install)
 
 

To clarify the iTunes thing a bit

iTunes installs a system level CD ROM driver, called GEARAspiWDM.sys. This driver is used by iTunes to burn CDs. The problem, however, is it causes your ROM drives to toss a driver signature problem in control panel. The fix is to search for the key in the registry. You're looking for a key called upperfilter ( info in my previous post ). When you find it, double click that key and delete that filename. Then, remove your ROM devices and let Windows redetect them.


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03 Jul 2009   #12
vidurm

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 

Well, I upgraded from Vista Home Premium, I downloaded the RC1(32bit) from the microsoft site yesterday, so am assuming that its the latest.

How do I go about checking permissions?

I have attached a list of the programs that are installed on my notebook.

I have also done what was advised by Hedrush, but to no avail.

Thanks so much.


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03 Jul 2009   #13
johngalt

 

You have Enhance my 7 installed - make sure you didn't change a setting in there to hide your drives in Explorer / Computer....
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03 Jul 2009   #14
vidurm

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 

@Hedrush

Do you imply that I remove the CD drive from my laptop and then put it back?
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03 Jul 2009   #15
Hedrush

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 (Clean Install)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vidurm View Post
@Hedrush

Do you imply that I remove the CD drive from my laptop and then put it back?
Try what john suggested first, but no I didnt mean physically remove them. I meant goto device manager, remove them from there and then let windows redetect them.
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03 Jul 2009   #16
vidurm

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
You have Enhance my 7 installed - make sure you didn't change a setting in there to hide your drives in Explorer / Computer....
I am sure it was there even before I installed it, but I gave it another look. Nothing. Weird.

Should I try uninstalling iTunes?
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03 Jul 2009   #17
Hedrush

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 (Clean Install)
 
 

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03 Jul 2009   #18
johngalt

 

You can give that a try, if you wish. I don't use iTunes so I have not run into this particular problem - but I do know that iTunes has been *notorious for causing problems like this in all three recent Windows OSs
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03 Jul 2009   #19
vidurm

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 

Tried it, but like I said, drive letters have been allocated by default.

Just removed iTunes, am gonna restart my comp now, just keeping my fingers crossed.
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03 Jul 2009   #20
vidurm

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 

This is getting really weird. Nothing happened.

Even tried uninstalling and then letting windows detect the CD drive. Can it be because of the fact that I have disabled autorun?

What to do??
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