Drive failure - no CD/DVD drive but showing in Bio

  Eileanbeag 19:14 23 May 2010

I have Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop running Windows XP and have just restored to Factory condition as I am giving it to a friend. Only trouble is that although the CD/DVD drive is showing in bios it is not showing under my computer. Will this be a drive failure and if so is it difficult to replace?

  rdave13 19:26 23 May 2010

Try this registry fix (dougknox); click here

  Qubitg 20:07 23 May 2010

find this in regedit

delete UpperFilters
delete LowerFilters


  Eileanbeag 10:11 24 May 2010

First link did not work - no page opened. Tried the regedit and got to the end but the last file was 0000 and inside that there were no upper or lower filters - does this mean the disc itself is caput?

  Qubitg 18:54 24 May 2010

a link to MS click here

When you find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} in the Left-hand pane (Highlighted) delete 2 keys in Right-hand pane. Reboot.

  Eileanbeag 10:08 25 May 2010

Many thanks for advice - there were four items in left hand pane. My friend has now deided to just go for external CD rewriter. Thanks

  kristain 11:24 25 May 2010

here are easy steps. try these once:

1. Click Start go to Run
2. Type regedit
3. on the Cross Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
4. on the cross click System
5. on the cross Click CurrentControlSet
6. on the cross Click Control
7. on the cross Click Class
8. And now you.. click 1 by 1 of the folder and find UpperFilters Right Click on the UpperFilters and Delete
9. Restart your Computer and you will have your CD ROOM Good as new....

  Eileanbeag 11:18 26 May 2010

Many thanks - problem solved

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