"No drive detected" and no more optical drives

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by harooj, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. harooj

    harooj New Member

    After downloading anydvd I received the "no drive detected" with the four possible solutions. I've tried uninstall/install/reboot to no avail. I've used CCLeaner to tidy things up. My two DVD/CD drives are also now totally inoperable and I cannot find them in "Device Manager".

    Anybody else have any ideas before I resort to using the Restore disc?

  2. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    Welcome to the froum.:clap:
    First check bios. Then uninstall the ide channels via device manager, reboot & let windows redicover them. Hopefully along with your drives. If both drives are on same cable maybe the fault lies there.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  4. granny60

    granny60 New Member

    I recently had the same thing happen to me with Vista and EMC 9. I lost all my drives. I found a solution on another forum, do not remember which one, but I downloaded a small zipped utility that restored the drives for me. It's called CDGone. It's a zip file. All my drives appeared and are now working just fine. I can e-mail you the zipped file if you like or if there's a way to post it here I can do that.
  5. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Note: CDGone removes the UpperFilters and LowerFilters. It also removes 4 other portions of the registry.
  6. harooj

    harooj New Member

    Still no drives

    Thanks for the suggestions. So far, I have
    - uninstalled AnyDVD (and reinstalled several times)
    - uninstalled the IDE channels from Device Manager and had them reinstalled upon reboot
    - disconnected the IDE cables from the drives and reconnected them
    - deleted the upper and lower filters from the registry edit, including through CDgone
    After months of relatively faultless copying/burning, I'm close to buying a new computer. I assume I will somehow be able to transfer 1Click and AnyDVD.
  7. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    If your computer won't find the drives with AnyDVD disabled or uninstalled at boot-up, it very unlikely AnyDVD caused them to dissapear. Try using "System restore" (under System Tools) to restore the system to a few weeks ago.

  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    This isn't an anydvd issue then. And yes if you keep your license key file backed up you will be able to move Anydvd to another system.