"AnyDVD is Disabled for Drive E!:" Message

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by lhsman, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. lhsman

    lhsman New Member

    I put a new DVD Drive in my PC a few weeks ago which was working OK with my AnyDVD. All of a sudden, I was having a driver problems. I ununstalled both the DVD Drive and AnyDVD. Now, I am stymied on how to get AnyDVD off the Disabled List. Has this happened to anyone else?
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    11. Anydvd isn't working for me at all. Or Anydvd can't see my drives. Or Anydvd says my drives are disabled. What should I do?

    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. Click this

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


    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).


    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
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  3. lhsman

    lhsman New Member

    AnyDVD is Disabled for Drive E!:" Message

    I went through all applicable gyrations per Moderator's advice on FAQs - even to the point of duplicating them. Here is what I finally did: I put a CD in the Drive and played some music. I then uninstalled and installed both the DVD/CD Drive and AnyDVD. Now, I'm back in business. There are no nasty messages from AnyDVD and it no longer tells me to go out and buy a DVD Drive. I think it was my choice of music that worked. There can be no other explanation. I hope this helps someone else (I doubt it). I appreciate your prompt help, Webslinger. I'm new here and you were right on top of my proglem. I just happened to get lucky. lhsman
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Errr . . . no. lol

    But step 1 does refer to reinstalling Anydvd.

    Anyway, I'm glad Anydvd is working for you.
  5. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    That usually works.:)
  6. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Like I said before, you wouldn't believe how many different problems can be solved by uninstalling and reinstalling.
  7. Avras Mitilineos

    Avras Mitilineos New Member

    Hi! I read you have a problem with AnyDVD. Although SlySoft site is no longer available, you have to download AnyDVD from its NEW company RedFox at www.redfox.bz and purchase a NEW License (110 Euro for Lifetime updates and upgrades). After that, download and install AnyDVD, install the Key file (save it from the purchase notification e-mail) and reboot your pc. After that, AnyDVD Main Window will appear. Make sure that on the Drive-Selection tab, all Drives are selected. AnyDVD will work ONLY for the selected Drives. If a Drive is not checked, AnyDVD will not check it if a disc is inserted on that Drive.
  8. Jeff53404

    Jeff53404 Well-Known Member

    This thread is close to 10 years old. I sure hope this isn't the start of a pattern.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
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  9. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    @Avras Mitilineos Please let dead 10 year old topics stay dead. It serves no purpose to resurrect such old topics that are not even relevant to the transition into redfox.
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