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Hi guys!

I have a 1GHz Athlon running Windows 98SE and Windows 2000 on two different partitions. I don't know exactly when it happened but I just realized that my e: and f: drives (which are cd-rom and cd-rw respectively) are not recognized anymore by Windows 2000 but works just fine under Windows 98. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drives but nothing changed. The drives are not recognized under command window either. The device manager tells me "Your registry might be corrupted. (Code 19)" . I naively cleaned the registry with System Mechanic and uninstall/reinstall but with no result. I can see at boot time that the drives are perfectly identified (brand names) by my PC.

What the heck is that?

Will I have to format and reinstall Windows 2000 just for this?

Arghhh!!!

Thanks for help.
 

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Did you happen to install and/or remove Easy CD Creater 5? It has been causing a lot of problems for many.

To fix the problem backup your Windows Regisrty, run REGEDIT, go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Then delete the upper and lower entries. Next open Device Manager and make sure no CD-ROM drivers are listed, if there are delete them, and reboot.
 

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Thanks but didn't work.

I just tried your method but it didn't work, Dan-O. After deleting the entries in registery, I uninstalled the problematic CD-rom drives in device manager and rebooted. Then at startup Windows automatically reinstalled drives and I rebooted again but to no avail, I still can't see the drives.

I effectively uninstalled a few CD-writing and playing related software 2 days ago (cdrwin4.0, cdclone, audioCD MP3 studio, musicmatch jukebox, morpheus, limewire, and maybe easy cd creator too but not sure about this one, cause never used it).

When you talk about deleting the upper and lower entries in the folder "4D36E965-E325-11CE.... " do you refer to the 0000 and 0001 folders under this folder, or to the upper and lower "files" under "4D36E965-E325-11CE.... " , which are "(Default)" and another one I just forgot the name of? I did erase the latter (the files).

The folders /4D36E965-E325.../0001 and /4D36E965-E325.../0002 seems to represents the two cd drives, so should I delete these? And what about the /4D36E965-E325.../Properties folder?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. : By the way, how do you backup the registry? Need a special software or Windows can do it? If I knew how to backup and restore old registry I would be more prone to try new things by myself... (which is maybe not so much of a good thing, hehe...).
 

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Try going here . It has the same resolution as DanO gave you but it also has a link to the Adaptec site for their fix, as well as a possible fix by uninstalling MS media player and installing the latest version.
 

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Ok, thanks for the advice guys.

Jest8's link to microsoft support (and adptec fix) probably would have helped but unfortunately I was in a hurry so I just reinstalled Windows 2000 before seeing this reply.

Ciao!
 
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