Optiarc ad 5170



[qanda]This thread is about the Optiarc AD-5170S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Can anyone please help

I have a optiarc AD 5170S DVD RW but the device driver gives the following message:

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

Click ‘Check for solutions’ to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available.

I have tried to download drivers from the sony optiarc website but this didnt work either

anyone got any suggestions?


Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Nice drive, I have one also :wink:

You’ll need to delete your upper and/or lower filters from the Registry. To fix it, visit one of the following pages and follow the instructions carefully:

For Windows Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461
For Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

If you’re wary about editing the Registry, back it up or set a System Restore point first. Good luck! :slight_smile:



Thanks for your help, I followed the instructions and now have my DVD back

Many thanks!


You’re welcome! :slight_smile: