AnyDVD disables DVD drive

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by fishdrip, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. fishdrip

    fishdrip Member

    Hello,

    This is all kind of new to me, so please be gentle.

    I'm on a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows XP, including all updates and patches. I think the optical drive reads and writes CDs, but only reads DVDs. It's identified as QSI CDRW/DVD SBW242U.

    When I install AnyDVD, the optical drive does not recognize any DVD I insert. My_computer:drive f: just looks empty. The drive spins the DVD for awhile, then stops. I tried it with half a dozen DVDs. I tried launching Windows Media Player. It couldn't find a DVD in the drive, either.

    I uninstalled AnyDVD and restarted. Now the drive recognizes and plays DVDs.

    I realize I will need a DVD burner eventually. At this point, I'm just trying to get familiar with AnyDVD. I thought I'd try ripping and removing copy protection from some portion of a DVD, and save to the hard drive, just to see if I could get that much to work before I pay for an external DVD burner.

    Please advise.

    Tim
     
  2. deano045

    deano045 Member

    im having the same problem,

    and when i run this programme it fixs it,
    "CD/DVD Fix
    This utility restores CD/DVD drives to Windows Explorer after some CD burning software packages cause them to disappear."

    but then anydvds driver has been removed,

    but the cd/dvd drive works but just not anydvd

    so i unistall then reinstall anydvd, then im back to the same problem the cd/dvd drive is compelety disabled
     
  3. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    is your drive selected in the anydvd status window?
    double click the fox icon in the notification area (lower right hand corner of your monitor) to open the window.
    then look under drives>selection.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2007
  4. deano045

    deano045 Member

    yeah mine is selected

    when i use this programme i fixs my cd/dvd drive problem,, but then anydvd says my anydvd driver is gone,,

    XP_CD-DVD-Fix.exe
    This utility restores CD/DVD drives to Windows Explorer after some CD burning software packages cause them to disappear.
     
  5. deano045

    deano045 Member

    this is what i got dont no what to do now

    ===============================================
    Filter Driver Load Order - ImgBurn v2.3.2.0
    ===============================================

    Upper Device Filter: redbook
    Upper Class Filter: [None Found]
    Device: CD/DVD-ROM Device
    Lower Class Filter: ASAPIW2K
    Lower Class Filter: AnyDVD
    Lower Device Filter: imapi

    Filter Name: redbook
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys
    File Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    File Description: Redbook Audio Filter Driver
    Product Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Product Version: 5.1.2600.2180
    Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
    Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Filter Name: ASAPIW2K
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\Asapiw2k.sys
    File Version: 6, 0, 0, 1 [6.0.0.1]
    File Description: ASAPI
    Product Name: asapi
    Product Version: 6, 0, 0, 1 [6.0.0.1]
    Company Name: VOB Computersysteme GmbH
    Copyright: (c) 1997-2001 by VOB Computersysteme GmbH

    Filter Name: AnyDVD
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\AnyDVD.sys
    File Version: 6.1.6.5
    File Description: AnyDVD Filter Driver
    Product Name: AnyDVD
    Product Version: 6.1.6.5
    Company Name: SlySoft, Inc.
    Copyright: Copyright 2002 - 2007 SlySoft, Inc.

    Filter Name: imapi
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys
    File Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    File Description: IMAPI Kernel Driver
    Product Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Product Version: 5.1.2600.2180
    Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
    Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
     
  6. deano045

    deano045 Member

    i used Filter Detection and Removal Tool 4.6

    it did its job,

    and im working ok now, well hopefully it is
     
  7. deano045

    deano045 Member

  8. DonDeAgo

    DonDeAgo Member

    Why do you even need AnyDVD if you don't have a burner?
     
  9. BenGurion

    BenGurion Well-Known Member

    maybe it's usefull for copying protected audio-CD's ;) ... :D
     
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If you're using Vista, then click this.

    If you have Zonealarm on your system, ensure Anydvd is being given permission to access the trusted zone.
    Similarly if you have a firewall, antivirus or spyware program--ensure it's not blocking Anydvd from running.
    Provided you downloaded Anydvd from Slysoft's website, Anydvd is a safe program (you have nothing
    to be paranoid about).

    If you have System Mechanic, System Mechanic Pro, or any kind of registry monitoring program, please ensure
    these programs are allowing Anydvd's installation program to modify your registry--as those programs can block
    Anydvd from installing properly.

    If you keep getting "your trial has ended" messages, despite using your license key
    visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=196

    If Anydvd says your drive is disabled, ignore the message unless you also receive it
    when you have a movie inserted in that drive.
    Some drives' firmware may report the wrong
    information to Anydvd. Often Anydvd will still function properly.
    visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=2891&postcount=12 (Zebadee's Anydvd works fine)

    If Anydvd can't see your drives or they aren't listed, click the red fox icon on your toolbar. Navigate to "Drives"-->"Selection".
    Ensure your optical drives are checkmarked.

    Right click the Anydvd icon on your desktop. Click "properties". Click the "Compatibility tab". If you're using
    Windows XP, ensure the box for "compatibility mode" is not selected. -- thanks to vbro for the information

    linx05 says Teatimer enabled on Spybot can cause problems during installation: visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=36804&postcount=5

    1. Exit out of all Slysoft programs and reinstall

    a) Keep your license key file backed up safely
    b) Uninstall Anydvd (start-->all programs-->Slysoft--->Anydvd-->Uninstall)
    c) Reboot
    d) Try running a registry cleaner program at this point like CCleaner
    e) Download Anydvd http://static.slysoft.com/SetupAnyDVD.exe
    f) Exit all Slysoft programs (including Anydvd, Clonedvd2, Clonecd, Clonecdtray, Clonedvdmobile, etc.). Check Windows Task Manager if you have to.
    g) At this point disable your antivirus and firewall programs
    h) Reinstall
    i) Reboot
    j) Install your license key (if required) http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=732
    k) At this point enable your antivirus and firewall programs


    If that doesn't work go on to step 2.

    2. Read http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=1307 fully

    3. i. For XP with ide burners
    Click this

    Do what it says to do if you have XP and an ide burner/optical drive.

    ii. For Vista with ide burners

    Go into device manager, and check to ensure you're using standard Microsoft ide busmaster drivers.

    Right click on your PCI IDE Bus Master controller, and remove it. Ensure that it also removes the driver for your DVD/CD rom. Reboot. Your system should find hardware. After your system is finished installing hardware, reboot again.

    click http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=48880&postcount=20 to get a better idea of what I'm asking for if you're using Vista.


    4. a) Download imgburn. It's a free program: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
    (it's also an excellent program imo)

    b) Go to Tools > Filter Driver Load Order. Click "Clipboard". Then paste the information you pasted into your clipboard into your next post (ctrl-v).


    OR

    visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=21907&postcount=11 (thanks to Zebadee)
    Use one of the programs mentioned, and list your Lowerfilters and Upperfilters in your next post.

    Or for XP users only,
    Click Start, Run
    type regedit
    Go to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    We want what's listed in "LowerFilters" and "UpperFilters". List your Lowerfilters and Upperfilters in your next post.

    Before you do this visit http://www.cdr-zone.com/forum/about4719.html, and read the first post please, so you can get a better understanding of what is going on.

    Do not start randomly deleting filters, please.

    5. If Anydvd/Clonedvd2 is locking up at this point, then read http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=24297&postcount=4
     
  11. fishdrip

    fishdrip Member

    Thanks to all who have assisted.

    I explained this in my original message. I'll need a DVD burner later on. Before I buy one, I want to make sure I can get Any DVD to work. I'll save some snips to the hard drive, first.

    Yes.

    None of the software mentioned is installed on my machine.

    What does "for XP with idle burners" mean?

    I looked at the registry, as suggested.

    lower filters are:
    PxHelp20
    ElbyDelay

    upper filter is:
    GEARAspiWDM

    I have no idea what this means.

    I downloaded Filter Detection and Removal Tool 4.6. However, I read

    So I hesitate to use it. I don't understand what I'm doing when I'm removing filters and if damage is done, I won't know how to fix it, except to try rolling back the registry.

    What now?

    Thanks a bunch.

    Tim
     
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Follow the steps, please (especially step 1):


    If you're using Vista, then click this.

    If you have Zonealarm on your system, ensure Anydvd is being given permission to access the trusted zone.
    Similarly if you have a firewall, antivirus or spyware program--ensure it's not blocking Anydvd from running.
    Provided you downloaded Anydvd from Slysoft's website, Anydvd is a safe program (you have nothing
    to be paranoid about).

    If you have System Mechanic, System Mechanic Pro, or any kind of registry monitoring program, please ensure
    these programs are allowing Anydvd's installation program to modify your registry--as those programs can block
    Anydvd from installing properly.

    If you keep getting "your trial has ended" messages, despite using your license key
    visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=196

    If Anydvd says your drive is disabled, ignore the message unless you also receive it
    when you have a movie inserted in that drive.
    Some drives' firmware may report the wrong
    information to Anydvd. Often Anydvd will still function properly.
    visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=2891&postcount=12 (Zebadee's Anydvd works fine)

    If Anydvd can't see your drives or they aren't listed, click the red fox icon on your toolbar. Navigate to "Drives"-->"Selection".
    Ensure your optical drives are checkmarked.

    Right click the Anydvd icon on your desktop. Click "properties". Click the "Compatibility tab". If you're using
    Windows XP, ensure the box for "compatibility mode" is not selected. -- thanks to vbro for the information

    linx05 says Teatimer enabled on Spybot can cause problems during installation: visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=36804&postcount=5

    1. Exit out of all Slysoft programs and reinstall

    a) Keep your license key file backed up safely
    b) Uninstall Anydvd (start-->all programs-->Slysoft--->Anydvd-->Uninstall)
    c) Reboot
    d) Try running a registry cleaner program at this point like CCleaner
    e) Download Anydvd http://static.slysoft.com/SetupAnyDVD.exe
    f) Exit all Slysoft programs (including Anydvd, Clonedvd2, Clonecd, Clonecdtray, Clonedvdmobile, etc.). Check Windows Task Manager if you have to.
    g) At this point disable your antivirus and firewall programs
    h) Reinstall
    i) Reboot
    j) Install your license key (if required) http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=732
    k) At this point enable your antivirus and firewall programs


    If that doesn't work go on to step 2.

    2. Read http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=1307 fully

    3. i. For XP with ide burners
    Click this

    Do what it says to do if you have XP and an ide burner/optical drive.

    ii. For Vista with ide burners

    Go into device manager, and check to ensure you're using standard Microsoft ide busmaster drivers.

    Right click on your PCI IDE Bus Master controller, and remove it. Ensure that it also removes the driver for your DVD/CD rom. Reboot. Your system should find hardware. After your system is finished installing hardware, reboot again.

    click http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=48880&postcount=20 to get a better idea of what I'm asking for if you're using Vista.


    4. a) Download imgburn. It's a free program: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
    (it's also an excellent program imo)

    b) Go to Tools > Filter Driver Load Order. Click "Clipboard". Then paste the information you pasted into your clipboard into your next post (ctrl-v).


    OR

    visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=21907&postcount=11 (thanks to Zebadee)
    Use one of the programs mentioned, and list your Lowerfilters and Upperfilters in your next post.

    Or for XP users only,
    Click Start, Run
    type regedit
    Go to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    We want what's listed in "LowerFilters" and "UpperFilters". List your Lowerfilters and Upperfilters in your next post.

    Before you do this visit http://www.cdr-zone.com/forum/about4719.html, and read the first post please, so you can get a better understanding of what is going on.

    Do not start randomly deleting filters, please.

    5. If Anydvd/Clonedvd2 is locking up at this point, then read http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=24297&postcount=4
     
  13. fishdrip

    fishdrip Member

    Webslinger writes:

    I've already uninstalled AnyDVD.

    Reading over step 1 carefully, it looks like the main point is that I should turn off any anti-virus software and also disable the firewall, then reinstall.

    Oh, yeah. Also run a registry cleaner like CC Cleaner.

    Am I getting that right?

    I get the part about the anti-virus software.

    Why disable the firewall?

    If I'm going to disable the firewall, can I disconnect from the internet first?


    Thanks,



    Tim
     
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's right. You also need to reboot after installing. Again, I recommend following the steps, as listed, in order.

    Some block installing Anydvd properly (especially if people configure their firewall software improperly).

    Also ensure you don't have Spybot teatimer installed.

    You can if you wish.
     
  15. fishdrip

    fishdrip Member

    Okay, that worked.

    I'm not sure which part made the difference. but it works now.

    Thanks a bunch.

    I've got another question, unrelated, so I'll start a new thread.

    Tim