Sorry, I didn’t realise you were unfamiliar with downloading and installing things but I’m still not sure why you had so many difficulties doing so.
Just to clarify, the link I gave you was for SlySoft’s download page. All you do from there is click on the ‘Download’ link next to the program you’re after then download and save the program to somewhere on your hard drive prior to running it.
The only subsidiary program that ImgBurn offers to install is the ‘Ask Toolbar’ which is disabled with a single click so I’m not quite clear as to what all this other software is that you’re referring to.
Regardless though, if there’s stuff popping up that shouldn’t be then I’d suggest running both a malware scan and a virus scan as that could be caused by something sinister which may also be interfering with the detection of your DVD drive.
All that deleting the filters does is force Windows to reinstall them. If the registry entries have been corrupted then this is the standard method of attempting to fix them.
If deleting the filters doesn’t work then Microsoft recommend the following:-
[li]Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
[/li][li]Click System and Maintenance, and then click System,
[/li][li]On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
[/li][li]In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the CD and DVD devices, and then click Uninstall.
[/li][li]When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.
[/li][li]Restart the computer.
If you have any difficulties with those instructions please get back to me and I’ll do my best to explain it further.