Please Help. "this Device Cannot Start. (code 10)

  mikeashmore 17:51 18 Jan 2010

Hey guys,

My CD/DVD drive is showing a message saying, "This device cannot start. (Code 10)".

And now the CD/DVD drive hasn't appeared in My Computer since I changed from Windows Vista to Windows 7.

I've found different methods to fix this, but they are all for Windows Vista.

Can anyone help?

Thanks, Mike

  GaT7 18:01 18 Jan 2010

These of any help click here or click here? Regarding the 2nd link, a Vista/Win7 PC will have very similar registries & is worth a try. Set a restore point before making an changes there.

Found via a search at Microsoft click here. G

  mikeashmore 18:32 18 Jan 2010

Thanks, but I've tried those methods already, and still no luck. Windows 7 seems to be different when I search for that specific folder.

  woodchip 18:34 18 Jan 2010

Is this a USB drive?

  woodchip 18:38 18 Jan 2010

this link is for vista and win7 click here

does the drive show in device manager

  mikeashmore 18:39 18 Jan 2010

No, this is a CD/DVD Drive, can you help?

  woodchip 18:45 18 Jan 2010

have you tried click the drive then uninstall.
restart computer

  mikeashmore 18:45 18 Jan 2010

yeah the drive shoes in device manager but has the little yellow sign with "!" in it. then when i click it, it comes up with the code 10 error

  GaT7 18:50 18 Jan 2010

"Windows 7 seems to be different when I search for that specific folder."

Which folder is this please?

Have you tried the registry fix in the 2nd link? The same entry is present in Win7. However, if LowerFilters is not present, you just need to delete UpperFilters & reboot. See Jackie Murphy's 2nd post in that link. G

  mikeashmore 19:05 18 Jan 2010

You sir are great!! it worked! thanks alot!!!

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