I am new member. My son loaded clone drive on my computer and it installed itself as Drive E: My sond dvd/rw on Drive E duisappeared and i cant get it back. Can anyone help please
You may have to delete the upper and lower filters. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/ht/upperfilters-lowerfilters.htm
You could also try Microsoft’s Fix It tool for optical drives. There is a link in my signature for that.
Does the optical drive still show up in Device Manager?
No the whole class of dvd/cd drives disappeared when i deleted clone drive. This was installed by my son (without permission) and it used device E: (as D: is a spare disk for backups etc) . Now i have no E: I found the thing about lower & upper filters and deleted them . Will try again ! Not sure how i access link to your signature burt will try to find that
I don’t know if this will fix the problem.
Install the clone drive again . This time Uninstall it instead of deleting it.
The link in my signature says[B] Microsoft support for optical drives[/B].
Here is the link in another form: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
You can also go back to a restore point prior to the installation of the clone drive and see if that helps.
… and don’t give other users Admin access to your computer.
Was installing an SSD which is now the boot drive so this problem is left on the old drive which i hopefully will not have to use again,
As long as one can get physical access to a PC and the disk is not encrypted, you can usually also gain administrative rights somehow.
Thanks but got round problem so its fixed now
[QUOTE=Liggy;2603015]As long as one can get physical access to a PC and the disk is not encrypted, you can usually also gain administrative rights somehow.[/QUOTE]So you’d give all users of a family PC admin permissions?
No Michael i wouldnt but only have one user. He is in University in Glasgow so he is not home often
[QUOTE=mciahel;2603074]So you’d give all users of a family PC admin permissions? [/QUOTE]
On my PC (Win 7) I only have my own user with admin permissions, UAC turned off and auto-login enabled. I also have a user for my wife without admin permissions, but that one is mainly used for printing via network.
My wife doesn’t have admin-rights on her own PC but that’s because she wanted it that way - if required she has her own admin-user and I’ve got admin rights there as well - in case I need to fix something.
[QUOTE=Liggy;2603252]On my PC (Win 7) I only have my own user with admin permissions, UAC turned off and auto-login enabled.[/quote]Oh, You’re running a honeypot…
My wife doesn’t have admin-rights on her own PC but that’s because she wanted it that way - if required she has her own admin-user.
That lady is clever
[QUOTE=mciahel;2603301]Oh, You’re running a honeypot…[/QUOTE]
Not really. If that was the case I would encounter a lot more threads or have constant virus infections.
That lady is clever
Using your brain often helps much more than using any other security measures.