Fix Windows 10 DVD/CD-ROM Error: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

By Camilla Mo in Common Errors

After upgrade your system to Windows 10, you DVD/CD-ROM drive may not work. In Device Manager, you most probably see the error message saying:Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)To fix the problem, you can follow steps below.




1.  In Device Manager, expand category DVD/CD-ROM drives. Right-click on the DVD/CD-ROM device under this category. Click Uninstall, and then reboot your PC.




 2. Try deleting the problem registry files.

Note: To perform this, you need to be logged on to Windows as an administrator. Please follow the steps below carefully, as serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. It is recommended to back up the registry so you can restore them to previous status if problem occurs.

(1) Press Win+R (Windows key and R key) at the same time. A Run dialog will appear. Type regedit in the run box and click OK button.




(2) Locate and then click the following registry subkey:



(3) If you see UpperFilters in the pane on the right side, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.

(4) If you see LowerFilters in the pane on the right side, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.



 Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.

(5) If you do not see UpperFilters and LowerFilters, select all files and delete them all.

(6) Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.


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  • xanderlong118

    Thank you, #2 did the trick for me!

  • Bob

    I did the uninstall and restrted computer but when I go back to device manager, it still shows the drive an the same error 19 message. I also deleted the Upper and Lower filters, they remain gone but the drive will not uninstall?

  • yasrrin

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  • Ronnie Tan Kok Hock

    I have the problems solved by following the above instructions. Thank you.

  • Anup Agarwal


    I am facing the issue with my keyboard, and getting error 19, while on mouse I am getting error 10 stating insufficient resources to complete API

    Plz suggest

  • Camilla Mo

    Hi Alia,

    These methods work for DVD/CD-ROM. If you are having code 19 issue with bluetooth, you can try updating the driver.

  • Brian

    Wanted to post a big THANK YOU!

  • Noel

    Worked like a charm, HP envy m4

  • Julien

    Thank you, this was really helpful ! But I really wonder why Microsoft makes your resort to the registry to fix this sort of thing. There should be an easier way.

  • Dave Downey

    Yep! That did it! After months of frustration this fixed it in less than 5 minutes!

  • Furqan Hameed

    Love it!
    Great work indeed.
    Keep it up and we will do our best in your support.
    Kind regards.

  • Martin Woodhouse

    Followed it to the letter. Now cured after viral damage.

  • Rogelio

    Thanks thanks thanks

  • Jay Springer

    I disabled the TOSHIBA Optical Disk Drive Service (services.msc at command prompt, right click on the service, select properties, select disable) and then ran control panel at command prompt, found the CD drive and Uninstalled it then Scan for Hardware Changes and it reinstalled the drive without the registry error.

    • Steven Smith

      That fixed my problem. THANKS SO MUCH!

    • Wayne J

      This is the only one of the many other suggested fixes to this problem that worked with my Toshiba Satellite L655. Tried all the others except the registry redo.

      Thanks a bunch

      • Ryan

        Well this didn’t work for my computer. It’s a TOSHIBA Satellite C660D. I think the driver is deleted when I clean installed Windows 7. Please Reply!!

        Thank you

    • Big Bill F.

      Only fix that worked for me too (Toshiba Satellite C650). Thanks so much!

    • Allister Bradley

      Thanks, Jay. Disabling the TOSHIBA Optical Disk Drive Service was the key to fixing the problem. Without that, Windows continually failed to reinstall the drive. Whew!

    • wengang1

      This solution worked for me too.

    • Abdulrahman

      That worked for me! Thanks for posting this!

    • Sheryl Costin

      Thank you, this was the only thing that worked for me too.

    • static

      can you explain this better, please?

    • Michael B

      Worked for me, tried so many other suggestions

    • RRob613

      RRob613 – 20 Minutes ago.
      Thank you, thank you, thank you. I struggled for three hours trying many cures with no success. Luckily, I landed here, your procedure worked fine.

    • denni

      Thank you! This worked for me on Windows 10 when noting else did.

    • Marie

      Does this work only with Toshiba? I am desperately trying to install an executable program data files from a disc. I tried Media files, and they don’t play either.. I have an ASUS Laptop- Model K55a-SI50303R, 8 GB Memory, 500 Hard Drive, Windows 10, 64 bit. The devise manager shows that my Pioneer DVD-RW-d hardware is working ok. I do not have an error code at all. It also says the drivers are up-to-date. I can open my DVD-RW drive door, insert the disc, close it, and the title of the program shows up in File Explore next to the DVR-RW drive which happens to be drive E. But the only files listed on the right side is one “desktop.ini” file. Above it is a title saying “Files Ready to be Burned to a Disc (1).” If I try to right click the drive in File Explorer, the eject button no longer works..

      I have inserted the program disc several times and removed it. The first time, a window came up asking me if I wanted to use the disc like a USB flash drive, (save, edit, and delete files),or with a CD/DVD player, (burn files to disc).
      The choice for flash drive was checked, and it would not let me change it to CD/DVD player. Another time, I did see some file folders that had appropriate names for the program. I clicked on one of them, went back, and all the files disappeared. Since then, I have only been able to see the desktop.ini file.

      I am not experienced at all on working with computers. I would be afraid to try something as complicated as the fix above for Error 19. While I love when people give step-by-step instructions, when I try to use them, there are always some steps to get to things that don’t show up on my computer..

    • Jules Dantes

      Gosh, sr! I was about to buy another DVD drive, and you made my day! I had spend MONTHS trying one thing and the other. This was the only one that worked! Thank you so, so much, may the gods bless you!

    • Mike Christelow

      Top man! been struggling with this pesky problem and your fix seems to have done the trick 🙂

    • Dave Smith

      Jay, you are the freakin’ man! I also tried this fix for two usb dvd drives that weren’t showing up and it worked. Thank you so much!

  • Zak

    Thanks Driver Easy, you’re my hero! Dell XPS 8900 w/ BD running Win7Pro. Looks like updating DVDFab Passkey horked the LowerFilters key. Whacked that as suggested, rebooted, and back in business.

  • Greg Cook

    This turned out to be an easy fix with these instructions. It took 5 minutes, worked great on my Windows 10 system.

    My background was that after Windows 10 was installed I upgraded to a R/W Blue Ray drive. The old DVD drive was flakey and this may have been the reason. Either way, I’m set now. Thanks!

  • haley

    I completed all the steps but after the restart the system kind of crashed and I got an error code 0xc0000221.

  • laurie

    thank for the help .turn it off in services after TODDSrv.exe

  • emmanuel

    Thank you!!!!

  • poma

    Thank you very much for the clear explanation. My DVD/CD drive is working perfectly once more!

  • Wim B

    Worked like a charm! Thank you very much!

    Can’t help wondering how my registry messed up, but with this explanation in my favourites, I’m a happy dude!

    Grtz, Wim

  • David G

    Fantastic! It worked. Thank you so much 🙂

  • doudou

    I have a same prob but with mu Bluetooth how I can do to solve it

  • Habib zazai

    Thanks driver Esay it’s work my problem is solved thank you very very much

  • Bob Marrs

    Toshiba Fixed!! I tried removing the upper and lower filters in the registry, I tried the some Youtube ATAPI registry fix, I tried adding an external DVD, nothing worked. I saw one posting that said it was a TODDSrv.exe problem. TODD is Toshiba Optical Disk Drive app. In other words Toshiba put in a program to run your DVD and it crashes your DVD if you upgrade to Win 10. Somehow the TODD is the same thing/or related to the TDCSrv.
    Windows already knows how to control your DVD so, you simply need to uninstall the Toshiba disk app, it may be called: TDCSrv Application or TOSHIBA Disc Creator or TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service or TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator or TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator or TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer or TOSHIBA Application Disc. Mine was called TOSHIBA Application Disc Creator. (I got this list of names from )
    To remove it type “uninstall” in Cortana, then pick “change or remove a program” then all of your programs come up. Scroll down to “Toshiba” and find one that is named like the list above. Once you find it, right click on it and “uninstall”. I had a CD in and it started working immediately. I thought I would never solve this – I asked the Lord for help and then a little latter the solution came. If that does not work, remove other Toshiba DVD control programs – I removed one or two of them before I removed the Application Disc Creator, so I cannot say whether they need to be taken out also. Some posting say that you need to disable TODDSrv in the task manager, on the Startup tab. Good luck!

    • LucidaGarneau

      Thanks so much. I also tried deleting the registry folder and it did not work. Your solution worked for my Toshiba laptop. Yay and Yippee! I am so happy. After several hours of frustration a solution was very welcome.

    • Janice Adler

      Finally! I tried and tried and tried! Bob Marrs, you are my HERO

    • Anthony Tran

      Thank you. This fixed it and now I can actually use my cds and dvds once more. Saved me. May you be blessed with awesomeness.

    • Phani K

      After following all the above steps.. I again went to device manager and uninstalled the DVD Drive.. That’s when it started showing.. Thanks Bob!! Appreciate your help!!

    • ITdad

      You are a rock star. Thanks!

    • Nigel Kinniburgh

      I’d resigned myself to the fact that this was never going to be fixed & I’d have to buy a new laptop. Didn’t once think that it might have been a Toshiba issue, thought for sure it was Windows 10 install fault!
      Happily running discs in my laptop again now thanks to you Bob!

      Much appreciated.

    • Lynn

      Hi Bob, I cannot thank you enough. It worked. I uninstalled Toshiba Recovery Media Creator. I restarted and inserted a CD and it started working. I was so shocked because nothing else I had tried worked. I had two “Control” things as the directions here indicated and no “upper” or “lower” anythings. I am not an advanced user and didn’t want to do anything too risky. I didn’t even want to removed the T. recov. med. creator, as it sounds like something one would need. But, I realized without the CD/DVD working, it did me no good. So, I removed it as you shared and “low and behold” it worked. (I sometimes pray, too, when the computer doesn’t work and I am led to an answer, too. If someday I am not led, I will take that to mean God intends me to buy a new computer.) Thank you for sharing and Thanks to God, Lynn

    • yasser

      thank youuuuuu..!!!!!!!
      so muchh..!!!!!

    • James

      Praise the Lord and praise be to you, Bob! Been working on my brothers Toshiba laptop for hours and hours, and thank God I came across your post finally and fixed my problem. I uninstalled a program called Toshisha media recovery (or something like that…it was the only match I could find on your list) and rebooted the PC and voila, it works again. I can not thank you enough. If I could buy you a beer, I would.

    • Randy C Brown

      Your solution about removing the Toshiba software resolved my problem after other methods failed. Wanted to give you a heartfelt Thanks for your help.

    • Maria E

      Thankyou!!! That was my problem!! Thank you very much

    • Billy Carpio

      Thanks a lot! Been having the same problem too with my Toshiba Laptop. In my case, “Toshiba Optical Disk Drive Service” (TODDSrv.exe) shows up in Services. (Run services.msc to see Services.) It starts automatically so I just disabled it.

      • Name

        This was the easiest resolution by far. Thank you!

    • Katy

      If I knew who you were I would kiss you! Thank you so much this fix worked for my Toshiba laptop! Thank you!!

    • Clyde Underwood

      Removing the Toshiba media creater app on my A665 running windows 10 allowed the DVD to come up. THANK YOU!!

    • Yo

      Thank you! After months, finally I got the solution for my problem.

    • Jeff M

      Worked great, I uninstalled 2 files TOSHIBA Disc Creator and TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator

      Thanks Jeff…

    • GadgetTech

      Brilliant. Worked for me! Thanks

    • Michael L in Oztralia

      Another satisfied customer, thanks Bob Marrs for providing easy instructions, none of the registry edits or driver upgrades worked for me, uninstalling the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator did the trick, it was the only Toshiba-related program fitting in with the list of possible offenders. Restart and suddenly my external DVD & Blue-Ray drives were suddenly there again!
      I hope it doesn’t recur like some others have described but at least I can sort it out now…

    • Antonio Santos

      Thank You very much, Bob Marrs.
      After a whole day trying to fix the problem of a external cd-dvd drive and also two internet dongles on a Toshiba Tecra, finaly, late night I’ve read your post, uninstalled the Toshiba Media Creator and the miracle just happened and everything started running.


    • Larry Holcombe

      Happy days are here again. I had the Device Manager window open and the programs window open. Found the Toshiba Disc Creator program, right clicked to uninstall and before the program was uninstalled, the yellow triangle symbol on the TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633 tab disappeared. Code 19 message was gone. Rebooted. All is good!

  • Kwanda

    Thank you very much, this helped a lot, now I can watch movies and play CD games in peace, I’ll let you know if something comes up

    • Kwanda

      Now the darn PC won’t read discs at all, I did every step and restarted my PC, tried to open a CD but there was no CD option at all, I removed all the files but there is one stubborn file that won’t be removed, the ‘Default’ file, is there any way that you may help me fix this mess?

      • Scott

        I have the same exact problem now….

      • Richard Weinholdt

        I followed the steps as well and still nothing until I did the following, suggested by someone else on this post:
        But I didn’t restart – i just went to the menu items in the device manager and chose “search for hardware changes”.

  • Ryan

    I’ve used both solutions, and they work for a time, but always return. Only thing I haven’t done yet is make the registry keys Read Only after removing the Upper and LowerFilters to prevent them from being written in again.

  • Peter

    On Toshiba laptops there is TOshiba Optical Drive Service, you need to go to services.msc and disable it. DVD works fine after that.
    Previous to that removing filters and Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator did not help

    • MikeM

      I tried for about 3 hours and finally deleted the Toshiba Recovery disc creator. Didnt want to do it but….. It worked!!!! Who woulda thought.

      • Mark Corbett

        Me too! I followed steps 1 and 2 but it still didn’t work. Then I turned off the Toshiba dvd thing mentioned above and it still didn’t work. Finally I deleted the Toshiba media recovery creating program and it worked! Thanks so much. God Bless You!

        • 1sunnyguy

          I, too had the same problem, and it was resolved by deleting the media recovery program. Thanks for the tip!!!

    • Tavy

      Thanks Peter. Disabling the Toshiba Optical Drive Service was the only suggested fix that worked for my Toshiba Satellite S75.

    • Brad

      This is definitely what works. Didn’t try all registry fiddling above, just simply went straight to the services screen and stopped the Toshiba Optical Drive service and then set it to disabled. Worked immediately. Thank you Peter.

  • lmeares

    I can’t find out how to log in as administrator, Toshiba satellite L500. Followed steps right through anyway and nothing. Can someone please help me to find admin log in point please. This issue has been driving us insane since we updated to Windows 10, tempted to just buy a new laptop !! Argh please help thank you !!

  • MC

    Nothing here helped. I have an older Toshiba A665 laptop that lost the DVD drive after installing Win10. Tried the registry fix first, luckily I took your advice and backed it up before doing anything. Took out upper filters and rebooted, no DVD. Deleted all files in the key, no DVD and now the device was listed in Device Mgr as ‘unknown’ type. Restored registry from backup, at least it’s back in ‘DVD/CDROM Drives’ in Device Mgr. Then uninstalled Toshiba Recovery Media Creator through Revo Uninstaller and rebooted. Still not operational. Luckily I have a portable USB DVD drive I can use…

  • Marc Bovenzi

    Thank you sooo much! i did this and it worked. But I didn’t restart – i just went to the menu items in the device manager and chose “search for hardware changes”. now I can use my dvd drive again! awesome.

  • Bill

    Worked for me. Thanks!

  • Frankly

    I neeeeed help I have code 19 problem but don’t know where to find toshiba recovery media to delete. I don’t have the upper or lower files to delete

    • maracandaca

      You can find the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator by System Settings->Programs and Features.

      After uninstalling this program the DVD/CD-ROM start working again.

      Thank you.

      • Dawn

        you are brilliant! I tried everything and nothing would make my dvd player work, I did the unistall of the Toshiba recovery and that did it. THANK YOU

  • KP

    Thanks. Worked for me on Satellite- P55 Series with Windows 8.1

  • David Crawford

    Thank you soooooooo much. Deleting the registry files upper and lower did it for me!

  • Jyothish Sivan

    This error is shown for the usb drive and not for the dvd drive. i canot any phones as media device…its showing code 19…please help me to fix the problem

  • Steve

    I have the same problem. I’ve followed the registry procedure but to no avail. Still shows error code 19. I, like many users here, have a Toshiba satellite (L450)and also deleted the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator (which seems to have worked for some) but the same problem remains. However, in Device Manager the device is listed under the folder “Unknown”. Any ideas? Thanks.

    • Christy

      I’m having the same problem. It’s infuriating. At least it said “DVD Drive” before I followed these steps.
      Any help out there?

  • Jim

    Just used this to fix (2) DVD error 19 issues. Thank you.

  • Ed_Public

    Toshiba Satellite L675 with Windows 10 Pro. Error 10 “Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information…etc” Registry changes did not help. Finally uninstalled the Toshiba Disk Creator application and the DVD drive error 10 is now gone. DVD is recognized. Working fine again.

  • AmigaMan

    not unlike the xp error win 10 no problem guys always say that for every windows ,and always say oh this windows is better then the previous windows ,and the previous windows sucks ,and this windows is perfect..yeah a perfectly pos lol …oh if you would have had the Amiga ERROR Free.

  • JarHead_gamer38

    my computer doesnt have class in regedit

  • Zach Watterson

    Did not even need to reboot!
    Delete registry entries, uninstall from Computer Management/Device Manager, then Scan for hardware changes, Presto!

    Thank you for saving me time and money.

  • Sajal chauhan

    Thanku sooo much

  • Abeid Powa

    Thank buddy

  • jESSE


  • Quickfix

    Deleting Toshiba Recovery Media Creator did it for me

    • Malou L

      Oh wow! You are a life saver 🙂 I did not have any prob with the registry (no upperfilters or lowerfilters) and then I saw your comment about deleting the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator and viola! You saved me from resetting everything to factory setting. Thanks a whole bunch!

      • Lee

        thanks for our comment about uninstalling Toshiba disk recovery – that has now fixed the problem.

        Thank you to the opening post also for the direct solution.

    • Nadine

      Thank you very much for your advice.
      I have a Toshiba Satellite. In fact I tried to reinstall the “Toshiba Recovery Media Creator”, but it fact I do not why it was uninstalled and then after CD-DVD Driver is working properly.
      Thanks again

  • Matthew F

    Worked this this for hours with no success until I tried this. Million thanks!!!

  • RM

    Awesome!!! Thank you so much

  • Midhun Mt

    It’s working…. thankz… 🙂

  • Chandra shekhar meena

    Hi thanks
    It’s amazing !

  • Live

    Awesome. Thank you!!

  • C. B. Shahan

    Camilla, I followed all the directions exactly and still no DVD drive shown in File Explorer and in Device Manager, the code 19 error still shown for the listing. However, there is no yellow triangle by the DVD entry in Device Manager. I had no upper or lower filter entries so deleted all entries under the designated key except default which would not delete. Upon restart, had no entry at all for DVD drive in Device Manager. I restored the registry data and DVD entry is now shown but still showing the code 19 error and still no entry in File Explorer.

    Any further ideas where to go from here? My drive was working fine until a Windows 10 Insiders Build 14342 was installed day before yesterday.

    • camilla mo

      Dear C. B. Shahan,

      If the problem caused after installing Windows 10 insiders build, try restoring your PC to the status where before installing it.
      Alternatively, try installing older version of Windows 10 Insiders build and see if the problem resolves.

  • awny

    You are genius.
    I’ve tried a lot of solutions on line, but all useless.
    yours is very easy and right to the point.

  • awny

    Oh my god… it worked for me. I’ve been struggling w/this problem for two months.
    Thank you very much foe your wonderful post.

  • Andrés

    Incredible!!. This worked for me. I deleted all the files, rebooted and DVD/CD-ROM is working again. Tried before everything I found, all Dell solutions and everything was useless.
    This worked on a Dell Vostro 3560 and Matshita DVD UJ8D1 not working after the Windows 10 upgrade.


  • Yushatak

    Thank you! I’ve been dealing with my BD-RE drive not working for like.. two years.. and never could figure it out until I stumbled across this.

    I always thought it was specific to my drive, but I hooked up a USB optical and got the same thing, leading me to look for a more general solution.

  • Tokio Morita

    The best and direct. It worked for me. I´ve tried a lot of suggestion on the web but didn´t help.


  • Jozy

    Wao! SWIFT FIX! thanks. works for me.

  • maynan

    I deleted all files under registry. Did not work for me. I have Toshiba Satellite L500 with Win10 32Bit. Please help!

  • Mark

    Thanks your instruction worked like a charm on my Dell XPS 17!

  • Marianne Garnsey

    Well, I have tried everything as listed and still don’t have dvd. The Matshita driver re-installs after restart with same error code 19. I’ve deleted the upper/lower filters in regedit. I’ve deleted the toshiba recover files. My computer is running Windows 10, Toshiba Satellite 32 bit. I’ve saw somewhere that the amd driver might be a problem. I have Intel Pentium and tried to update but everything says I have the right driver. Help!!

    • maynan

      I got same problem. I have Toshiba Satellite L500 32Bit. Have you found a fix yet?

  • Catherine

    I’ve followed all the steps and given there’s no Upper or Lower Filters I deleted all the files.
    Restarted and back in Device Manager, There is no CD/DVD drive but instead it says “Unknown – TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633C
    Its still not working please help

    • camilla mo

      Dear Catherine,

      Would you please send the System Information to us by using Driver Easy Feedback tool so we could help make a further check?

  • Inzer

    Thanks, it is work for me.
    Cuz from AnyDVD installed. ;(

  • Michael

    I deleted the UpperFilters and this did not fix the problem. What now?

    • Michael

      Found the problem. I have a Toshiba laptop and had to delete the Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator. Fixed it.

      • Pete

        I have the same problem, but I can’t find the toshiba recovery disk creator, so I can delete it. Could you help please

      • maynan

        Where do I find Toshiba Recover Disk? If I delete it, what if I’d need it in the future?

      • maynan

        How did you figure that the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator would solve it? I am just worried that if I delete it and I would need it back in the future.

      • Mark

        Bingo! Thanks!

      • TheMultiTasKing

        I have seen this issue many times. this is the 1st time the upper and lower filters were not the issue. after hours of searching and several “fixes” i found this gem and worked great for me. looks like toshiba recovery media creator can cause conflicts for the cd drive 🙁

  • Subhendu M

    Thank you so much. This solution worked for me

  • Paul Nelson

    Didn’t work for me until I did both steps at once.
    I uninstalled the driver and went back and made sure the upper filters were still deleted.

    I had done each step separately and rebooted with no luck. Dah.

  • Nathaniel

    This worked perfectly for me, no idea why the error occurred but happily this solution worked for me.
    I’m using Windows 10 64 Bit.

    • Roberto

      It does not work for me Still windows 10 doesn’t recognize my DVD/CD room. It’s annoying this. I think i go back to windows 8 when it was working fine!!

  • matt

    I followed your steps exactly and got to the upper filters and tried to delete the file and it comes up with a error code and wont let me delete it. I dont have any lower filters listed. Any help would be appreciated.


    • camilla mo

      Dear Matt,

      Please post the error message here.

    • Tere

      i have the same problem

  • Robert AOR

    Muchas Gracias, que grandes son…

  • Joan

    I did this exactly as instructed and still doesn’t work. Now it seems I no longer have the dvd. How do I reinstall?

    • camilla mo

      Dear Joan,

      Have you seen DVD option in Device Manager?
      What’s your PC model and the operating system that you are using?

  • Angus

    I have tried all the steps, but it hasn’t worked. Should I try deleting all the files in the 4D36….. Folder?

  • Paul Ross

    You are a life-saver! I followed your instructions to the letter and it worked a treat!
    Thank you so much, I have been struggling to fix this problem for day’s
    Once again – Thank you, next time I know where to come to get good advice that WORKS!

  • Steve


    I used the registry editor and got to the step (5) where I didn’t have both UpperFilters and LowerFilters so I deleted everything. My CD drive still won’t work and now my CD driver isn’t listed in my device manager anymore, and the pieces of registry didn’t come back.

    Please help, thank you.

    • Joseph

      Hi, thanks I was able to fix mine through your tutorial.I’ll advice those having same issue to after applying the procedure, if you still can’t find your DVD from displayed on your desktop, restore the rededit backup you initially did in case anything go wrong. Then reboot you system. Once done, go to the device manager and check your DVD driver, click on properties if it indicates that it’s working properly, then you’re good to go. But if not, keep following the process, deleting all files, rebooting your system and restoring through rededit backup program. Keep doing this till you see result. It took me about 8hrs before It picked up, therefore it requires lots of patience…

  • Sebastian

    whoever did this, thank you!!!!!

  • Maria

    I tried all the steps as outlined in the article but no luck.

  • Göran Jansson

    (5) If you do not UpperFilters and LowerFilters, select all files and delete them all.

    I do not find UpperFilters or LowerFilters what do yoy mean with point (5)?????

    • camilla mo

      Dear Göran Jansson,

      If you do not see UpperFilters and LowerFilters, select all files under the Name and delete them all.

      If you feel uncomfortable performing this, please ask technician people for further assistance.

      • Göran Jansson

        Detele all files, is that to delete register entry for (Default), Class and so on?

    • Alan

      instruction was followed exactly, restart, double check in Reg file. files are not recognized any more. helps.

      • camilla mo

        Dear Alan,

        Do you mean all registry files cannot be recognized? If not, what specific files?

        Please post back withe error code in Device Manager.

  • otoniel

    muy bueno

  • otoniel

    me a resultado bueno 10 puntos

  • 4of9

    HolyMoly, I have been trying to fix this for hours, and this trick did it!!! Deleted the DVD device, tried restore points, no success.
    Deleted one registry file and it works!
    Thank you so much!

  • Steve

    Worked like a charm. Thank you so much!

  • Josh

    Oh this is awesome. Thank you so much!!
    So easy to follow, got to step 2 and BAM! fixed.
    There it is. 🙂 thanks so much

  • CrackHead12345677

    thank you so much sir, it is working!

  • Pat

    Thanks so much! Worked great for me. Uninstalled devices first, then removed LowerFilters value from the registry key as suggested. Pesky AnyDVD after uninstall was the culprit! You saved my bacon, and bacon is good! 🙂

  • Pat

    Thanks so much for this info! Uninstalled AnyDVD and rendered both my bluray/dvd drives useless. You saved my bacon, and bacon is good! 🙂

  • Danisa

    my upper filters cannot be deleted 🙁 Why is that? Please help

    • camilla mo

      Dear Danisa,

      To perform these steps, please make sure you log in to system as Administrator.

  • Catherine Russell

    Followed this step, (5) If you do not UpperFilters and LowerFilters, select all files and delete them all. I’ve restarted the computer and it is still not working and now when I go on device manager DVD/CD-ROM drive is not there at all.

    • camilla mo

      Dear Catherine Russell,

      Please check the “Show hidden devices” under the View menu and see if it works.

  • denise

    I’m going to try this. How do I know which files are the “problem registry files”?

    • camilla mo

      Dear Denise,

      The article has told you which registry file can be deleted. If you don’t feel comfortable and still are not sure how to do it, you can take your PC to repair store for further assistance.

      • homer

        r u stating to delete all the registry entrys under this key? then thje cd rom will not work

        • camilla mo

          Dear Homer,

          Not all registry files but some files. Please follow the instructions step by step
          If you do not feel comfortable performing any of the steps provided in these instructions, you should have your system checked by an expert.

  • jerry

    you are the absolute best!!! THANK YOU!!!

  • Marie

    Thank you. Been pulling my hair out all day.

  • Stephanie Williams

    This still didn’t fix the problem for me. Any other advice?

    • Rob s

      It has not worked for me either

      • John

        Same here. Nothing has worked.

  • Matt M

    I was about to reinstall Windows because of this problem, but I found your solution and it worked! Thank you so much!

  • Barnabas

    My goodness, I have been trying to fix this for hours, and this did the trick perfectly!!! Found the driver’s page and tried reinstalling them, tried Driver updater software.
    Deleted one registry file and it works!

    Thank you so much. Now I can upload my favourite albums.

    Bless you.

    • camilla mo

      Dear Barnabas,

      I am glad to know that it helps.

  • Joffrey

    Thanks, it works!!!

    • camilla mo

      Dear Joffrey,

      I am glad that it helps.