Sony vaio disc drive not working

Hello,
The disc drive o my sony VGC-LV1s is not recognised by my pc DVDs and cds will not read. no icon for disc drive in MY Computer. ny suggestions
Andy
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  1. andy ward said:
    Hello,
    The disc drive o my sony VGC-LV1s is not recognised by my pc DVDs and cds will not read. no icon for disc drive in MY Computer. ny suggestions
    Andy


    o The problem with the operating system not recognizing the CD drive could either be a problem with hardware (the physical drive) or software (drivers related to the drive).
    If the problem persists, follow these steps to fix problems with the CD ROM driver or filter drivers.
    • Hold the ‘Windows logo’ key down and press ‘r’ on the keyboard. This would open the Run box.
    • Type ‘regedit’ in the box and click OK.
    • When you get the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Control\ Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    • In the right pane, right click ‘UpperFilters’ and delete it.
    • In the right pane, right click ‘LowerFilters’ and delete it.
    • Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.
    Note: Be very careful while modifying the registry. Modifying it incorrectly can cause system instability.
    If the problem still persists:
    • In the ‘Run’ box, ‘devmgmt.msc’ in the box and click OK.
    • Locate the CD/DVD drive section and expand it.
    • Right click the driver listed under it and select ‘Update driver software’.
    • Follow the ‘update driver wizard’.
    • If you get a message that the best driver software is already installed, right click the driver and select ‘Uninstall’ instead of ‘Update driver software’ and restart the computer.
    If the CD drive still does not get detected, it indicates a hardware issue and you would need to get the drive repaired or replaced.
  2. o The problem with the operating system not recognizing the CD drive could either be a problem with hardware (the physical drive) or software (drivers related to the drive).
    If the problem persists, follow these steps to fix problems with the CD ROM driver or filter drivers.
    • Hold the ‘Windows logo’ key down and press ‘r’ on the keyboard. This would open the Run box.
    • Type ‘regedit’ in the box and click OK.
    • When you get the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Control\ Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    • In the right pane, right click ‘UpperFilters’ and delete it.
    • In the right pane, right click ‘LowerFilters’ and delete it.
    • Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.
    Note: Be very careful while modifying the registry. Modifying it incorrectly can cause system instability.
    If the problem still persists:
    • In the ‘Run’ box, ‘devmgmt.msc’ in the box and click OK.
    • Locate the CD/DVD drive section and expand it.
    • Right click the driver listed under it and select ‘Update driver software’.
    • Follow the ‘update driver wizard’.
    • If you get a message that the best driver software is already installed, right click the driver and select ‘Uninstall’ instead of ‘Update driver software’ and restart the computer.
    If the CD drive still does not get detected, it indicates a hardware issue and you would need to get the drive repaired or replaced.
  3. Funny thing is that cd/dvd drive is only supported up to Vista OS.
    http://burners.burn4free.com/matsushita-matshita-panasonic/matshita-uj-225s.htm

    Sony VAIO VGC-LV1S is pre-installed with Vista
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/desktops/256891/sony-vaio-vgc-lv1s/specifications

    If you have installed Windows 7, the cd/dvd will be inoperable.
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