I've had this problem a couple of times -
Step 1: In Vista search box on the start menu - type in regedit.
Step 2: Open Registry Edit (regedit link appears)
Step 3: Under Computer, open the folder for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Step 4: Then open the folder SYSTEM
Step 5: Then open the folder CurrentControlSet
Step 6: Open the CONTROL folder
Step 7: Open the folder "Class"
Step 8: Look carefully for the folder called
*On my HP, it's the 9th folder down - just double check the
Step 9: On the right side of the open panel, you'll see a listing with lots
information - NEXT to (Default) be sure it reads DVD/CD-ROM
Class should be CDROM
Step 10: There are two files called UpperFilters and LowerFilters. Delete
UpperFilters first by clicking the delete key, then say yes. Repeat the
process with LowerFilters.
***Be sure the files you're deleting say only UpperFilters and LowerFilters,
Step 11: Restart your computer.
"Wayne L" wrote:
> Michael. Thanks for yor reply. My symptoms don't match those in your link. I
> don't have an error message. Just "a cd drive is required to rip this disc"
> when one is inserted. Also, I have Vista, not XP.
> As manual step 2 is a bit much for me, I did download the "Guided Help"
> which would have done it for me, but when I clicked "run" nothing happened.
> Any further help would be appreciated. Thanks, Wayne
> Wayne L
> "Michael Price" wrote:
> > Try this link. I had the same problem a while back and this fixed it.
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/
> > "Wayne L" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:E94118C8-734C-4E75-A071-51FDE57C6014@microsoft.com...
> > > Suddenly, my CD drive is gone. A check in Computer confirms this. I have
> > > Vista MP11 which still plays downloaded music fine, but an inserted cd is
> > > not
> > > recognized. Nothing has occurred within the time since it last worked.
> > > System
> > > Restore did not bring it back. How do I get my drive back? Thanks,
> > > Wayne
> > > --
> > > Wayne L