ok here is the problem my computer does not recognize my dvd/cd drive i left the link so u can see what all i have already tryed i have run the fix u left the link for and have tried the drivers so on and so one i found the form i left the link for and here is how i got to u I had the same problem and none of the solutions described here worked. I compared the registry entries of my computer which was not recognizing my cd/dvd drive with the one which was and found the problem in the following registry entry
In your computer it can be diferent probably depends on the manufacturer like "CdRom**--DVDRAMGSA-T40L____________KC07______\5&13d6e515&0&0&0.0.0"
I was missing the "Control" subkey here. I created a new key (this link tells you how to get permissions to create a new key http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/09/02/grant-read-write-full-control-permissions-on-registry-keys-fix-cannot-import-and-access-denied-error-in-regedit/ ). Create a new key and rename it "Control"
Now got into the Control (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE\CdRomHL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GSA-T40L_______KC07__\5&13d6e515&0&0&0.0.0\Control) and create a new string value and rename it "ActiveService" (wihout quotation marks). Now right click ActiveService select modify and in value data enter "cdrom" (wihout quotation marks). Close your registry editor and restart your computer this should work.
Check with your System Maker and Device maker for both possible firmware updates and
the correct Registry entries for your drive.
These are the keys I think are the ones in question - for the CD/DVD drive sub-keys of course
as there will other sub-keys in these keys. Be sure to ask for specific keys involved as well as
You probably can find more info here and maybe even the exact registry settings for your CD/DVD
drive from someone with the same model.
Forums - a lot of real expert help
Use DevManView to locate CD/DVD in registry (be careful and make a Restore Point before
changing anything) - find the device in DevManView and then Right Click on it Open in RegEdit.
DevManView - Free - an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays all
devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer
Hope this helps.
so i am looking for the correct keys and how to look at the keys to see if there right any help u can give me would be appreciated