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Old 03-12-2006
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The Case of the disappearing DvD Writer


I have recently upgraded to Windows Vista and after restarting my pc the dvd writer that i connected disppeared from my system. When i went into Device manager I was shown an exclamation mark next to the device and there was some error description as well given which i have written below:
Windows was able to successfully install device driver software, but the driver software encountered a problem when it tried to run. The problem code is 39.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: PnPDeviceProblemCode
Architecture: x86
Hardware Id: IDE\CdRomPIONEER_DVD-RW__DVR-106D________________1.08____
Setup class GUID: {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
PnP problem code: 00000027
Driver name: cdrom.sys
Driver version: 6.0.6000.16386
Driver date: 11-02-2006
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

I hope that someone has some answers to this problems. Thanks

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Old 05-12-2006
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Can you check in your system whether you have installed any CD/DVD software after installing Vista in your computer? I had this similar issue with a software called Easy CD Creator that was not compatible with Vista OS. So I went into Control Panel and uninstalled the same software and also uninstalled all the current drivers from device manager for the dvd drives. After that when I restarted my pc, the dvd drives was recognized by my Vista system and was also showing in Windows Explorer. You can try the same suggestions and see if it fixes the issue for you.
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Old 02-06-2010
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There is a simple fix for this problem, all you need to do is manually remove the Upper and Lower Filters from the Registry and restart the pc, after that your dvd drives will be detected in Vista again. For procedures on how to remove this filters, please follow the method given here in this url - http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems
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