Have LG GH22NP20 cd/dvd

i had this problem before but don't know how i fixed it it took me at least a day as I now remember, anyway.
I re-installed Vista 64bit and it doesn't see my LG GH22NP20 cd/dvd drive.Vista attempts to install a windows driver but it doesn't work.
I can only use the drive for booting from.
I can't install office etc. from a cd.
In my computer the drive is not there.
LG only offers a firmware file as software for it.
I need a .inf file, a driver type file to install a driver for it. Does this exist? HELP!!
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  1. Please reply online as I have no email
  2. this is a driver problem sincevista installed

    Have a look in device manager and look for the listing for dvd drive . Yu should have options to update , reinstall driver etc
  3. did device manager, did windows install driver, it gets error 39 and doesn't work
  4. It worked for months until I re-installed Vista again. It will always do this without a work around.
  5. try and set windows looking for a driver on the web .

    This could also be a firmware issue for the drive . Check on lg's website for firmware updates . Might as well look for drivers too .

    If you do flash the firmware follow the instructions carefully .
  6. the firware driver can't find the device because windows can't find it i guess
  7. I think this only happens after running a vista update from microsoft so I'll just re-istall vista with no updates and they can kiss my behind at microsoft unless i can find a registry fix for it..
  8. Eureka!! This worked so I don't have to re-install without updates.
    Here it is:
    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Click Start
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    , and then click All Programs.
    Click Accessories, and then click Run.
    Type regedit, and then click OK.
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    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
    In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

    Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 8.
    On the Edit menu, click Delete.
    When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  9. I O U A COCTAIL!!!! I've been going thru the every service and autoruns setting for hours - renamed the LowerFilter out of the way and viola - DVD's BACK!! WOOHOO!!!
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