Not reading cd/dvd drives

Hi all!
I had some problems with my toshiba SD-R5372 dvd recorder, so i had the idea to uninstall the device (through the device manager app, i run win xp). When i did this the dvd drive dissapeared, as expected. On my computer i also had installed a sony cd recorder, which, till then was workin perfectly. Next time i restarted my computer none of the cd/dvd drives were recognised, as if they didnt exist.

Any good ideas?
Thanx in advance.

I seen this before…did you uninstall any dvd or cd coping software? There is a microsoft article on this…go to there knowledgebase and search.I had to modify a registry entry. Here it is:

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).

  2. Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

  3. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.

  4. Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

  5. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.

  6. Quit Registry Editor.NOTE: After you remove the Upperfilters value and the Lowerfilters value, if you notice lost functionality in a particular program, such as CD recording software, you may need to reinstall that software. If the problem recurs, consult with the software vendor for assistance.

  7. Restart your computer.