02-04-2009 02:14 PM
I deleted the upper and lower filters as ssuggested by someone here in this forum and It worked.
I've never loaded the LightScribe CD that came with this Laptop. I did it shortly after I deleted the filters. To find out the drivers for HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4084N are on the LightScribe disk. Instal and click on update.
My suggestion is to update drivers from LightScribe first if that dosent work delete the filters.
My notebook is working great!
11-16-2009 04:18 AM
(1) System Backup (2) Data Backup.
(3) Right click Mycomputer => Properties => Hardware tab => device manager (missing driver will have yello/black mark" (4) right click on the device and uninstall it. (5) start => run regedit . Go to the folder path as shown in my attachment ie HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro
(6) Carefully delete "upperfilter" and "lowerfilter" items.
11-16-2009 04:26 AM
thanks to the forum.
02-16-2010 05:16 PM
...which points to this original MS post:
The MS post includes the HKEY fix, but it also includes a link to the MS FIXIT utility. It was the utility that finally did it for me. MS finally scores one back, I suppose...
11-16-2012 02:22 PM
Damien Simonetti wrote:
The Regedit process is simple. I had to call tech support like Monika... Goto "run" in windows (vista/xp) then type "regedit". Once the program is loaded, look at the attachment I have provided. Open the folders shown and delete the "upperfilter" and the "lowerfilter" items in folder named
These items will show up in the right hand side. In the example/attachment I have provided, I have already deleted these items. This porcess will fix the driver / failure to load / failure to start problem / error with this DVD Player.
Thank you for posting this info. I deleted the upper and lower filters from the folder displayed in the attachment. After I did this, I had to uninstall the DVD drive in the Device Manager which followed me Scanning for Hardware Changes which immediately got the DVD drive working again. I really appreciate the info.