My Computer Does Not Recognize A DVD Player

Computer digital versatile disc drives are useful devices for DVD playback and/or recording. After a fresh installation of a DVD drive or if the computer’s registry has become altered in any way, it may result in the computer not recognizing the presence of the drive. Windows has protocols in place to resolve such issues. Things You’ll Need
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Windows XP
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Click “Start”, then “Run”. < br > Page 2

Allow the “Open” box to open. Type “regedit” (without quotes) into the value field. Click “OK”.
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Locate the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \\ SYSTEM \\ CurrentControlSet \\ Control \\ Class \\ { 4D36E965 – E325 -11CE- BFC1- 08002BE10318 }” entry in the navigation section. Click on the “Top Filters” option on the right side.
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Look for the “Edit” submenu. Click “Delete” to remove the entry. Click “Yes” when prompted to confirm the command.
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Click on “Bottom Filters” on the right side of the screen. Click “Delete” in the “Edit” section. Click “Yes” to confirm the command.
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Exit the registry editor. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Windows Vista
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Click the “Start” Windows Vista logo in the lower right corner of the screen. < br>
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Click on the “Accessories” option, then “Run”.
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Type “regedit” (without quotes). Click “Run” after doing so.
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Locate the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \\ SYSTEM \\ CurrentControlSet \\ Control \\ Class \\ { 4D36E965 – E325 -11CE- BFC1- 08002BE10318 }” field. Click on that, then “Upper Filters”.
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Click on the “Delete” option in the “Edit” menu. Click “Yes” when asked to confirm.
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Click on “Bottom Filters” on the right side of the screen. Click “Edit” and then “Delete”. Click “Yes” again when asked to confirm this choice.
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Exit the registry editor. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
From Windows 7
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Click the “Windows” and “R” key at the same time to open the “Registry editor.”
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Locate the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \\ SYSTEM \\ CurrentControlSet \\ Control \\ Class \\ {4D36E965-entry E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}” in the navigation area.
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Locate the “Upper Filters” option on the right side of the screen. Right click and select “Delete”. Click “Yes” to confirm your choice.
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Locate the “top filters” option in the right-hand panel. Right click and select “Delete”. Click “Yes” to confirm your choice.
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Click on “Bottom Filters” on the right side of the screen. Right click and select “Delete”. Click “Yes” again when asked to confirm this choice.
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Exit the registry editor. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

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