Removing error code 39

My cd rom on my Toshiba satellite is showing an error code 39 in the device manager, I have tried deleting and reinstalling the drive but the error is still there.
I have also checked the registry and can find no problems listed in the right hand column all it shows is no value set.
I have tried a registry cleaner and all the usual stuff like restore..
The drive was working till I uninstalled a lot of stuff from the laptop my friend had put on when she had it, I didn't need the programs that where installed but now the drive will not work any tips as to what to do next
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  1. Try a system restore using a date prior to the date you installed your friends software.

    Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Restore
  2. Thank you for your reply

    I have done several restores prior to getting a new csmos battery and nothing worked, I had a new csmos battery fitted last week and after resetting the time and date can not restore back to an earlier date
  3. Try repairing your windows installation.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/244555-45-winxp
  4. I have found this problem due to registry settings. That is why I suggested the system restore. You can manually perform the changes that I believe will solve your problem by following the instructions below (which I found on the web):

    1) Close all open programs


    2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter


    3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    SYSTEM
    CurrentControlSet
    Control
    Class
    {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

    UpperFilters
    LowerFilters
    UpperFilters.bak
    LowerFilters.bak
    5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

    6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor

    7) Reboot your computer

    8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
  5. fuertesue said:
    I have also checked the registry and can find no problems listed in the right hand column all it shows is no value set.
  6. Noted aford10. I'll only make the final suggestion that many people stop after checking HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\
    {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    If this registry entry looks ok, then they should also check:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE\<name of your DVD drive>

    and see if the filters are set here. This key is often overlooked, in favor of the first one I posted (which is the more common trouble spot for sure).

    Good Night!
  7. Thank you for all your help

    I have solved the problem with my cd rom drivers with the help from this site http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems
    Apparently my net framework was missing
    Many thanks
  8. Good deal. That's a nice tool from MS.
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