Windows® 7 Dvd Problem
Are your DVD drives not functioning after upgrading to Windows 7? Read on to know the solutions to this problem.
DVD drives are essential for the daily use of a computer, which is why majority of computer have one or more installed. Some people have encountered problems regarding their DVD drives after upgrading their operating system toÂ Windows 7. Although this is a problem that has been recurrent inÂ Windows 7, there are also other things that may cause this problem. Here are some reasons:
Incorrect Registry Entry
This is a very common problem that most people deal with first, though this is necessary to be totally comprehensive. You can check that the cables are working properly by looking at the BIOS boot screen. It should display your DVD drives. If your DVD drive does not appear on the boot screen, you should try swapping your cables with those that are known to be working.
Another reason why your DVD drive is not running is having unsigned drivers.Â Windows 7 has added additional security features that may help in protecting your computer by being a little bit stricter. The best solution for this problem would be to go to the website of the drive manufacturer and download the most recent signed driver. Installing these drivers should fix the problem. But if it does not or if the manufacturer has not released signed drivers, you can still try another solution. While the computer is booting, press F8. This should bring up the Advanced Boot Options. Using your keyboard, choose the Disable Driver Signature Enforcement option close to the bottom of the menu.
Incorrect Registry Entry
Lastly, the problem can be caused by incorrect registry entries in your computer that is preventing the drive from functioning correctly. In order to correct this, you need to know how to edit your computer’s registry. You can open your registry by typing regedit on the search bar of theÂ Windows 7 Start menu. Browse to the registry subkey found below:
Once you are there, you would find the UpperFilters and LowerFilters keys in the right pane of the registry editor’s window. Delete both entries then close the registry editor. Restart your computer to make sure that the correct registry entries are loaded.
If the following suggestions did not fix your DVD problems inÂ Windows 7, it is time to consult a computer expert that can trace your problem and deal with correctly. Your case may not be a simple generic problem that can be solved easily.
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