DVD burner and CD-RW isn't working with vista

  soupz 21:26 04 Jun 07


I upgraded to windows Vista x64 and at the beginning when I first installed Vista, the drives were working but now, 3 weeks on, I dont know what happened but Both my drives aren't recognised.

Device manager can see the drives but theres a yellow exclamation mark (!) next to then and it says ;
'Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)'

I've tried looking in Bios but everything seems ok there. I cant burn or read any disks!

I have a Lite-on CD-RW and an LG super Multi DVD burner.

Can anyone help?

  TalYasis 22:08 04 Jun 07

When online have you tried updating the drivers when in the Device Manager?Right click drive.

  SteveWH 00:02 05 Jun 07

Try unistalling them in device manager then do a re-boot hopefully vista will re-install the drivers.

  Jake_027 14:23 05 Jun 07

Don't know if it will work, but you could try skidzy's advice in this thread. Remember to create a system restore point first, but it worked in XP.


  Jake_027 14:23 05 Jun 07

Thread link

click here


  soupz 18:33 05 Jun 07

thankyou guys very much! I followed the link to remove the upper filters in the registry and both drives are showing now!

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