vista not recognising cd drivee

  sat893 19:16 10 Oct 2010

i have a desktop computer with a vista operating system. when i load a cd into the cd drive, nothing happens. i have checked my computer,even the icon for the cd drive has gone. can anyone help.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:19 10 Oct 2010

No CD/DVD or CD-ROM access is missing error Code 19, Code 31, Code 32, Code 39, or Code 41
Try this if the optical drives are not appearing in My Computer or Device Manager.
(This is sometimes caused by the removal of Roxio or other writing software.)

click here
Download and save this file to your hard drive. Navigate to where you saved it and double click the file to extract the contents. Locate the EXE file you extracted and double click it. A confirmation dialog will appear when the script is done. You may need to reboot for the change to take effect.
This utility is only intended for Windows® XP, but also appears to work for Vista and Windows 7.
You may need Administrator level access to use this utility. If you do not have Administrator level access, the program will say it is finished, but will not have made any changes.

Similar fixes
click here works for vista or XP
click here

or manual fix
Run regedit and navigate to registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
Highlight it and in the right pane, find the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values.
Highlight each one in turn, right click and delete them.
Close regedit and restart the computer.
If in doubt make a restore point before making changes.

  onionskin 22:12 10 Oct 2010

Have you tried Microsoft's fix-it?
click here
It worked for me.

  sat893 18:32 15 Oct 2010

hi, i have tried the microsoft fix it, but it has not worked. is there anything else i can try?, does it need a reinstall of vista?

  tullie 19:20 15 Oct 2010

Have you tried FruitBats suggestions?

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