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26 May 2008

Bob, I did exactly what what said in the directions, however no luck!! My cdrom shows up in safe mode, but not in regular boot! HELP!!

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25 Jun 2008

Thx! i really needed this now it's working fine again!

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30 Jun 2008

there's no UpperFilters and LowerFilters in my Registry Editor, I still can't fix my problem, my CDROM still doesn't show and i can't install programs and play CD'S, HELP!

EDITOR'S NOTE: Did you try completely uninstalling and re-instaliing the CDROM device?

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17 Jul 2008

help me..,dvd icon missing.., when i tried the steps written.., it has this symbol.., " ! "..,help me pls..,

EDITOR'S NOTE: That's a bit vague... when does the "!" symbol appear?

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27 Jul 2008

i have tried all methods listed above, the hardware page can recognise my pioneer dvr-215 dvd drive but in "my computer" dvd icon missing. PLs help, urgent , thx bob

EDITOR'S NOTE: I haven't held any secrets back here... if the registry trick doesn't work, and you've tried re-installing the driver software, then I'm stumped. You may have to re-install the operating system if some files have become damaged.

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02 Aug 2008

Your fix worked when nothing else did. You are a genius. Thank you!

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10 Aug 2008

Hi, i have done all the things that you have said and there only appears to be a lowerfilters file but NO upperfilters. What should i do?

EDITOR'S NOTE: I don't think it can hurt to remove the lowerfilters entry.

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ed villa
16 Aug 2008

great work thank you for posting this fix !

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02 Sep 2008

Why do we need to change the registry? Your solution does work..but I just wanted to know why? And what does lower key and upper key mean?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Some programs, when installed or uninstalled, may trample on the Windows registry, or leave behind registry keys that can confuse the operating system. We're just cleaning up the mess with this little trick.

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04 Oct 2008

I have a missing CD/rom Icon missing. I can't find the lower filter and upper filters. What should I do?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Did you try removing, rebooting, and then re-adding the hardware (and software drivers)?

Posted by:

12 Oct 2008

thank you bob your last idea of regedit really worked.

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31 Oct 2008

Thanks for providing this help on the www! I have a problem while following your software fix..

1st. i've searched for upperfilters and Edit/find... has found it in:


Edit/find... found lowerfilters in another location:


...i.e. different locations to yours deatiled above..

2. when i've tried deleted them, warning message:

'Unable to delete all specified values appears'

Do you have any remedies for the 2nd problem?..hoping the 1. point isn't much to worry about; just a difference between our computers?

EDITOR'S NOTE: I'd be leary of deleting those keys without having a registry backup, just in case they do something else.

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02 Nov 2008

Used fix and it worked great. Thanks

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02 Nov 2008

long story short: cd rom access returned after i started to un-install the various cd writing programs on my laptop. downgraded to default (for my laptop production edition) windows media player 9 and after restart, it was back :-)

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09 Nov 2008

do i really need to reinstall operating system? i've got this problem once on my DVD-RW and this fix have helped me, but today my DVD-R is missing. i tried to follow this steps again and i can't find the upper and lower filters that i have to delete. unfortunately i don't have the installer for this, i think this is a plug and play device. i tried to check my device on the properties of my computer, it's there but when i re-scan for changes, it's now gone and the DVD-RW is the only one left.. i'm afraid i really need to re-format again =(

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10 Nov 2008

Your solution is very good.Now everything is normal.Thank you

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15 Nov 2008

I've tried this solution and it has restored the DVD-ROM and CD-RW icons. When I insert a disc, the icon changes to show that a disc is inserted. However, if I double click on the icon a window will pop up telling me to please insert a disc into the drive. The icons that show up are generic icons--for instance, purchased CDs with specialized icons will only show the simple CD icon. Interesting thing is that is if I go to Device Manager (right click My Computer, click on Manage) and pull up the drive information, the CD drives will then be able to access the CDs. I'm not making any changes in Device Manager, I'm just looking at the info. Do you have any suggestions? I can access the drives but I would love to be able to do this without first bringing up Device Manager. Thanks for the help.

Posted by:

19 Dec 2008

I did everything, still can't get back my CD Rom. I won't see it in my computer..

Please can anybody help me !!!

Posted by:

28 Dec 2008

Worked great, although, i could'nt see any LowerFilters to delete but deleting the upperfilters alone did the trick, Thank you.

Posted by:

03 Apr 2009

My CD-Rom disappeared too and I don't know so much about computers so I've got this little program from

With one click it made my CD-Rom re-appear.

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you'd rather pay $5 than follow a simple set of instructions, then go for it. I just wish people promoting their own sites would be a little more clever about it. IP geo-lookups reveal some interesting things. :-)

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