Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Hitachi hl-dt-st rw/dvd gcc-4241n (Windows XP Home) [IDE]
It is a Windows thing, losing drives when installing/un-installing burning software…
If the drives are still listed in the Device Manager, delete them then, carefully follow this fix:
a. Click on Start --> Run --> and type in 'regedt32' followed by the enter key
b. Expand the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key (looks like a folder) by double clicking it (or clicking the "+" next to it.)
c. Expand the "SYSTEM" Key
d. Expand the "CurrentControlSet" Key
e. Expand the "Control" Key
f. Expand the "Class" Key
g. Look for a key containing the following string of letter and numbers:
h. Highlight this key by left clicking once on it
i. On the right hand side you are looking for "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" under the "Name" column, once you find these delete them by right clicking on them and choosing "delete"
j. Exit the registry by clicking on the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screen.
reboot and now your drives should work fine.
Last edited by Jerry K : 11-04-2006 at 03:24 AM.