DVD driver corrupt/missing

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Actaeon, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Actaeon macrumors newbie

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    Hello,


    I have a MBP (july 2007) with boot camp XP SP2 installed. I recently upgraded to Leopard but there was a week or so between installing leopard and wanting to upgrade my boot camp drivers. I did work with boot camp after I installed Leopard and everything worked just fine untill my CD/DVD drive was no longer recognised. I checked system 32 and the driver seems to be in the right place.

    When I open system management screen there is a yellow exclamation point next to the CD/DVD-drive.

    Now as you can tell, this is a sticky situation since I cannot update the drivers because the DVD-drive doesn't recognize my DVD's.

    I was thinking about copying the setup.exe from the Leopard DVD in the mac partition and then copying it to my desktop on the windows partition via the Finder and thus upgrading it. Will this work?
    Anyone got a suggestion?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Have you tried uninstalling the hardware in Device Manager and rebooting?
     
  3. Actaeon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and after I deïnstall the device and reboot, it should automaticly detect the hardware?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's what I'm hoping for.

    Windows doesn't need any special drivers as it is for the optical drive.
     
  5. Actaeon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, i'm going to give it a try and will let you know if it works.
     
  6. Actaeon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no it still doesn't work, still the same exclamation point next to the device. I tried to update the driver in the properties window and pointed it to the driver disc I burned when I installed BC but it doesn't even recognize that there is a cd present in the drive.

    It did recognize "new hardware" when I booted.

    EDIT
    I found out that it is missing a component of GEAR software inc. So I browsed their site and I am downloading the driver, maybe it is fixed then.

    EDIT2
    nope still doesn't work


    I have an idea but I'm not sure if it will work:
    What if i copied the setup.exe from the leopard dvd to my mac desktop and then copy it to the dekstop of my windows partition, will I be able to run the setup and update the drivers in this way?
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The thing is that Window recognizes the optical drive without any additional drivers.

    What software have you installed on the MacBook?
     
  8. Actaeon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I managed to get the drive working again by altering some files in the registry, it seems to be a known issue in windows going by the name "code 31".

    the following screenshot shows that you have to delete the Lowerfilter and Upperfilter files in the folder shown below. After you delete the two files, you have to reboot and everything should be fine again.
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for the reply's
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have some vague recollection of the Lower/Upperfilter issue.

    Do you believe there was some software that caused this?
     
  10. Actaeon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't really put my finger on a certain piece of software, I'm usually very cautious about what I install and how I handle my windows partition and I can't recall installing something bad, but hey, it's still windows so what do you expect. :)
     

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