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Windows 7: DVD Drive not reading CD's

26 Apr 2010   #1
rahulananda

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
DVD Drive not reading CD's

Hi Everyone,

I have noticed that my DVD Drive is unable to read any of my CD's but all my DVD's are read perfectly by the drive. I have enabled AHCI and installed Intel Rapid Storage drivers post that. What seems to be the problem? Is it because of AHCI? Are there anyone who faces the same thing after enabling AHCI?

I cant deny the fact that my read write and boot performance have improved a lot after enabling AHCI. Valuable suggestions and feedback really appreciated.

Regards


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26 Apr 2010   #2
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Do you have any virtual drive software installed?

Have you deleted any of you upper or lower filters?
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26 Apr 2010   #3
rahulananda

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the prompt reply electrotune1200. Yes, I have Virtual Clone installed.

"Have you deleted any of you upper or lower filters? " => Didnt get you mate? Could you be specific please.
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26 Apr 2010   #4
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Go to this location in your registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

In the right hand pane, delete you UpperFilters, and LowerFilters.

Reboot and see if the problem is resolved.
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26 Apr 2010   #5
Kipper

 

You might install ImgBurn, free burning software. In the setting you will find something like "Filter Order" I have the program installed on the other system right now.

But, this will show all of your upper and lower filters.

What burning programs do you have installed and did your drive stop working for CD discs after you have installed any burn programs????

Those kinds of information will greatly help solve your problem.
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26 Apr 2010   #6
Kipper

 

You might want to show what filters are on your system before you just delete them all.

Good chance that your Drive is just dying on you anyways. They are now one of the lest expensive components to any system.
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26 Apr 2010   #7
rahulananda

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nero Lite Essentials is my burning software. I will install ImgBurn and check the filter order, will post a scrnshot as well.

It would be helpful if you can give me an idea about this Upper and Lower filters. What are they meant for? How is related to the reading of a CD ROM?

electrotune => Is it safe to delete the filters from the registry?

Thanks for your replies guys
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26 Apr 2010   #8
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I have done it with no problems.


Just to play it safe, can you post a screenshot of the registry location I provided you?
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26 Apr 2010   #9
rahulananda

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok will post the screenshot. In the mean time could you please explain the relevance of these filters for reading a CD Media.
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26 Apr 2010   #10
Kipper

 

These filters are installed when you install burning programs; they allow the author of the software to integrate via the Windows OS to communicate with the DVD/CD Drives:

Here are the lists (not complete) of the most common upper and lower filters:

Common lowerfilters:

AFS2K - CD-Rom Driver by OAK Software and HP Memories Disc.
ANYDVD - Part of the AnyDVD software.
Asapiw2k.sys - Used by Pinnacle Studio 9 by Pinnacle systems or VOB Computersysteme GMBH.
CDR4_XP - Used by Roxio Easy Media Creator, WinOnCD 6, DragtoDisc and DirectCD.
cdrbsdrv - from BHA/Ricoh as it was installed with the Ricoh EncryptEase format/engine and B's Recorder GOLD7.
dvd43llh - It belongs to the software DVD For Free by RIF and its possibly even installed by DVD43.
drvmcdb - Used by Sonic and Veritas. Yet unknown in which software it is used (possibly backup software).
ElbyCDFL - Part of Elaborate Bytes(Elby) CloneCD.
ElbyDelay - Part of Elaborate Bytes(ElBy) CloneCD/DVD. Iviaspi - Used by Pinnacle Studio 9.
MxlW2k - Part of MusicMatch.
PFC - Padus ASPI Shell filter driver. Comes with Nero 6.x/7.x.x if you choose to install it, comes with WinDVD Creator, it comes with DiscJuggler and it comes with NVIDIA Purevideo decoder.
pxhelp20 - Part of Sonic Burning engine, it's made by prassi/veritas and licensed to Sonic. Comes with Winamp, 1click DivxToDVD and (older versoins of) Digion Audio.
PzWDM - Part of the Prassi Zulu engine. Comes with ONES, Zulu2, Recordnow! 4 and (updated) Digion Audio.
Qv2kux - USBSTOR LowerFilter Driver for Qv-2000ux
sscdbhk5 - A Shared Driver Component used by Veritas and Sonic Solutions. Yet unknown which program it belongs to.
ULCDRHlp - Part of Ulead CD/DVD writing engine. Comes with either Audio DVD creator or DVD Moviefactory 4


Common upperfilters:

Cdralw2k - Used by Roxio Easy Media Creator, WinOnCD 6. GearASPIWDM - Part of the Gear burning engine. Comes with iTunes and Drive Image 7.0.
InCDPass - Part of the Nero InCD engine. Comes with Nero 6.x/7.x.x if you choose to install it.
incdrm - Part of the Nero InCD engine. Comes with Nero 6.x/7.x.x if you choose to install it.
ivicd - Used by Pinnacle Studio 9
NTIDrv - NTI CD-ROM Driver used by New Tech Infosystems Inc in their burning and ripping engine.
Prtseqrd - Part of Easy CD creator 5 Platinum Edition. Usually left behind after a un-install.
pwd_2k - Used by Adaptec Direct CD.
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