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Old 02-17-2007
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Exclamation DRIVER NEEDED: NEC Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A (Windows XP Professional) [IDE]

I need driver for Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A. Please, email me link to download [email][/email]
Thank you.

Support Information:
Device Type: CD / DVD
Manufacturer: NEC
Model: Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A
Interface: IDE
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Age of Device: Not specified

Type of drive: dvd-r/cd-rw (dvd burner, dvd reader, & cd burner combo)
Location: internal
What recording software are you using?: Nero/version

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idea Re: DRIVER NEEDED: NEC Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A (Windows XP Professional) [IDE]

Optical drives never require a driver when used in any Windows os from Win95 up. Windows XP provides native support that allows this drive to read a data or music disk and to burrn a cd-r disk. No support for playing dvd disks or for burning dvd disks. For that task, compatible 3rd party recording & dvd decoding software is required.

If problem is non-detection by the os, read on....

Simple solution:

There is a yellow exclamation mark for CD/DVD drives in Device Manager. The device status in the properties of the driver might indicate an error code, for example 32, 37, or 39.


To solve the issue, you have to edit the Windows Registry:
Click Start, then Run, type REGEDT32 and click OK.
Locate and then remove the following registry values:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlCl ***{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}LowerFilters

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlCl ***{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}UpperFilters

Close Registry Editor.
Reboot the system for the changes to take effect.

Note: Some programs are unable to detect the CD/DVD drive after these steps. To solve this, simply re-install the program in question, eg: usually your recording software. Also, in few instances the order in which the programs are (re-)installed can make a difference.

And here's another method that will do this automatically for you if you're afraid to edit the registry manually.

[url][/url] (automatic fix, post #7, download file:
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Old 04-08-2010
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Thumbs up Re: DRIVER NEEDED: NEC Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A (Windows XP Professional) [IDE]

Hi .. the CDGONE fix worked for me ..many thanks.

I posted in the thread you pointed to with the 'automatic fix'

Great help
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Old 06-29-2013
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Default Re: DRIVER NEEDED: NEC Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A (Windows XP Professional) [IDE]

Thanks Jerry K, I´ve Been Trying To Fix This For Days, Tried Methods 1 To 3 And Nothing, Method 4 Worked Just Beatiful, Excellent Soluction, Thankssss!!
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