Cannot see dvd rw icon

  Bodice 23:08 04 May 06

I installed a new dvd drive, every thin works ok except when you look for it in my computer it shows up a a compactflash, how do I get the correct icon back? I am running Windows XP, the PC is HP Pavillion the new dvdrew was a HP so it came out and went in easy.

  Jaro 23:17 04 May 06

try this: go to device manager and uninstall primary and secondary IDE channel. just that nothink else. than reboot your comp.

and do not forget do the system restore point so you can always roll back if any probs

  Bodice 23:20 04 May 06

I forgot to say that I had already tried that.
Thanks for the response

  Bodice 23:26 04 May 06

I just tried it again and it worked.
I must have a tempremental pc.

  Bodice 23:26 04 May 06


  Jaro 23:34 04 May 06

than there is another option :

Click Start > Click Run Type in "regedit" (without qoutes)

Navigate to:

Highlight the "upperFilters" and "LowerFilters" if any and go to edit-delete.

I also did this same in:

It seems like you have to delete de upperfilters and lowerfilters keys in all of the CurrentControlSet00X branches.

Don't forget to reboot.

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