Has your CD or DVD ROM suddenly disappeared?

  DannyOH 22:07 07 Jan 2005

Owing to my most recent computer disaster, I discovered that there is a whole world of misery out there, with everyone trying to discover why their CD or DVD ROMs had suddenly and inexplicably disappeared off their systems--and no answers (seemingly) to be found.

As it took me ages to find the solution, I feel I might do them all a favor and post the cure.

If anyone out there is receiving the error message in their Windows XP Event Viewer:

"Device...... disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal."

Go to click here

-where you will be instructed to remove the Upper filters and Lower filters values completely from the following registry key:


(then restart your computer.)

It worked for me, like a charm!

easy search terms:
code 39, code 32, code 31,
"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware."

—and a Happy New Year to everyone.

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 23:03 07 Jan 2005

NOPE,but....my hardisk constantly disappears,not in the same way as your DVD drive,but from the bios i have XP installed on primary and slave.lol.its funny switching in between the 2.im on slave at the mo.lol.i wish i could resolve this.sigh

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