Tuesday, January 01


Not So Different After All

Now my PC won't access external drive N, or my DVD burner.

I took the external drive - which contains my entire iTunes repository (including 18 months of podcasts) - and plugged it into my notebook.  It came up fine.

The DVD burner is another matter.  Windows helpfully reports:
Windows was able to successfully install device driver software, but the driver software encountered a problem when it tried to run. The problem code is 39.
Gee, thanks. roll eyes

After you remove a program from your computer, you can no longer access the CD drive or the DVD drive successfully. The CD drive or the DVD drive does not appear. Or, you receive an error message when you try to access the drive. This article contains two methods to resolve this problem. One of the methods requires that you manually modify the Windows registry to remove the UpperFilters registry entry and the LowerFilters registry entry. You must restart the computer after you follow the steps in this article.
Dear Microsoft, die in a fire.
This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user.

(The solution actually works, but the incompetence that would allow a user-installed program to accidentally disable a storage device is nearly as remarkable as the fact that Microsoft is apparently incapable of fixing this.  True to form for both Microsoft and Apple, the fix breaks iTunes, which then whines incessantly about it until you reinstall.)

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1 Probably more Vista DRM: If it's digital, you don't have any rights.

And happy new year!

Posted by: Old Grouch at Tuesday, January 01 2008 02:17 PM (l8Tq5)


Ha, the old UpperFilters problem!

I got nailed with this maybe a year ago.  It was a very irritating couple of expletive-filled hours with Google and regedit before I had it fixed.

I don't remember the solution, but it involved removing registry entries and wasn't from MS.

Posted by: TallDave at Tuesday, February 12 2008 07:58 AM (oyQH2)

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