DVD drive disapearing in Windows Vista

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by pwsabm, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. pwsabm

    pwsabm New Member

    When I install AnyDVD under Windows Vista, my DVD drive disappears from my computer.

    I have to perform the following in the registry to make it re-appear


    Highlight the "upperFilters" and "LowerFilters" if any and go to edit-delete.

    When I do this the DVD drive returns, but AnyDVD indicates that it can not find the drive.
    So currently I am not running AnyDVD, and would like to get it running.

    Any thoughts??
  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    What version of Vista?
    What version of AnyDVD? (, I hope)
  3. steinjr

    steinjr New Member

    I am having the same issue and using the same solution with Windows XP Pro. So I don't think this problem is native to only Windows Vista.

    I also use CloneDVD2. I noticed this happend just after I updated AnyDVD and CloneDVD2 to the newest versions.

    Does anyone have an idea what causes this issue?
  4. katiebell

    katiebell New Member

    missing dvd drive

    I too am missing my dvd drive. I had to replace the "recording" or "burning" drive when I started to back up dvds's. Since then the hardware was detected, and it show as drive "e" when I go to my computer. The drive that is the "player" is showing as the "d" drive. I cannot burn anything to a dvd except movies thru dvd shrink or clone dvd. I have the newest versions of slysoft any dvd. I can also burn cd's. However, I cannot get any other programs to burn to cd or dvd like windows movie maker (for picture slide shows) because there is no drive detected. Very strange?? I don't know how to fix this, any suggestions? thx

    p.s. I only have windows xp on my dell deminsion 4300