Vista can not see DVD drive

I have full admin rights
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver
I have searched the net and found a reg hack but
vista will not let me edit the PROPERTIES of the key below


Code 19
properties cannot be opened.
An error is preventing this key from being opened.
Details: Access is denied.

Tried Registry Mechanic

Help please as I am at a loss as to what to do

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name PAUL-PC
System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
System Model VC914AA-ABU s5108uk
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz, 2500 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.22, 07/05/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = “6.0.6002.18005”
User Name paul-PC\paul
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.99 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.66 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6.19 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.84 GB
Page File Space 3.28 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

What happens if you uninstall the drive and reboot? Does it not get auto-detected?

Try cleaning your registry with this:

Some will delete the drive interface hardware (IDE or SATA) and then reboot and let it rediscover the interface hardware and what is connected to it also.

[QUOTE=negritude;2472309]What happens if you uninstall the drive and reboot? Does it not get auto-detected?

Try cleaning your registry with this:[/QUOTE]

Is that Registry Cleaner better than CCleaner or worst of the two.

Thank you

Delete the upper and lower filters using regedit and be careful of what you are doing.

If need be, google code 19 error.

Hi I’m MortUK and I would like to thank everyone who replied but in the end, after trying the solutions mentioned and a couple of others, I did a Format and started again. I managed to get the same problem after a couple of days and I am pretty sure that it was another program or virus that Norton did not find. Once again I did a format and since then(Late October) all has been well.
Once again thanks to everyone who took the time to reply.