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Installed new HD using image from old Hard Drive. Everything works fine, except Windows XP Professional SP3 no longer recognizes the DVD Rom Drive. I tried Windows XP Fixit no luck. Computer does not show the DVD / CD Rom drive at all.

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This can be easily fixed by delete the lower and upperfilter keys. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. \015\012
  3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  4. \015\012
  5. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Class\\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  6. \015\012
  7. In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

    Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters\015\012only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still\015\012might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to\015\012step 7.
  8. \015\012
  9. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  10. \015\012
  11. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  12. \015\012
  13. In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

    Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
  14. \015\012
  15. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  16. \015\012
  17. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  18. \015\012
  19. Exit Registry Editor.
  20. \015\012
  21. Restart the computer.

Before i can help you can you tell me if you used the CD/DVD drive to install the back up image of your operating system from a boot CD to the new hard drive?
If you did can you tell me if the LED on the CD/DVD is flashing and whether or not you can hear it boot when the computer is started?


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