Windows XP - Error message with CDR /RW drives

  [DELETED] 15:06 27 Jan 2006


Has anyone come across the situation where Windows Explorer reads a CD as "0" bytes free and "0" Bytes used when you know the CD is used? This seems to go hand-in-hand with the "E is not accessible" message which seems to appear in many places as a problem.

It seems odd that Windows will open a blank Floppy (remember those?) but will not open a blank CD

I am quite sure that this is not related to drivers, IDE controllers and the like - but I might be wrong

So over to your collective intellingence(s)!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:23 27 Jan 2006

No CD/DVD or CD-ROM access is missing error
Code 31, Code 32, Code 19, 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 software.
Run regedit and navigate to registry key


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.

click here

  [DELETED] 15:25 27 Jan 2006

Hello fruit bat

shall do - interesting that this problem occurred after I installes Reg Mechanic!

  [DELETED] 16:23 27 Jan 2006

Hi Fruit Bat

Followed your suggestions - no harm done! But nor has it fixed anything........

I am sure you were on the right track - anymore ideas?

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