DVD Drives Went Missing......

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

  1. fotoguy

    fotoguy Member

    I upgraded from Anydvd to
    When the upgrade finished, the system asked me to instal a DVD drive.
    I rebooted the system....that didn't help.
    I did a "Restore Point" w/Windows XP Pro.......that didn't help.
    I did a "Repair Instal" of Windows XP Pro.......that didn't help.
    Finally, I had to do a complete Windows XP Pro install....finally that worked.
    I also had to reinstall every program & patch to get my system working properly again.
    I'm afraid to reinstall Anydvd.
    Any suggestions??
  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Yes, update again... you are 13 versions behind.
  3. fotoguy

    fotoguy Member

    DVD Drives Went Missing..........

    I updated to the most current version (at the time)when this happened.............
    I don't want to reinstall until I find out what happened.
    I don't want to spend another weekend reloading all of my software.
    Do you know why this might have happened?
  4. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I have seen that happen before but the drives would usually show up when a disc is inserted. If it should happen again, go into Device manager, unistall the drives, reboot and Windows should find them.
  5. fotoguy

    fotoguy Member

    DVD Drives Went Missing...............

    I actually tried that first and it didn't work.
    I would hate to have to stop using the software but I'm really paranoid about having to reinstall windows every time the s/w hiccups.............
  6. kurt

    kurt Member

    I also had this happen to me, but I found the solution. Make a new user in CP with full admin rights. Reboot and enter Windows as the new user. The drives come back! In my case the ANYDVD upgrade messed with my rights to the DVD drive. That fixed the problem.