This was a suggested Fix for an issue with Magic Jack not installing properly because of Contaminated CD rom drivers.But this was for a PC running Vista. Does anybody have a similar fix for a Laptop running Win 8.1U.
While I was poking around with Tech Support on the phone, I went to "CONTROL PANEL" and then "DEVICE MANAGER" and noticed that my CD/DVD ROM had two errors; one indicated that my CD Rom was no good, and the other said that TigerJet, the MagicJack USB box, also had a problem.
I pulled the MagicJack device out and looked for a solution to my CD/DVD drive problem. To my utter surprise, once I fixed the drive issue, the MagicJack problem disappeared as well.
by shep_uk - 8/13/07 12:08 PM In reply to: Windows Vista, Limewire, and CD/DVD drive problem??? by katzmusik
Same problem, same hardware... here's how I solved it:
The fault is (apparently) caused by 3rd party CD-burning software installing invalid/faulty "filters" on top of your basic CD drivers. When these go wrong, windows has problems starting the driver successfully.
Fortunately, you can get rid of these filters with a quick registry edit:
1. Run regedit
2. Navigate to the following key:
3. Delete the "UpperFilters" entry
4. Delete the "LowerFilters" entry
5. Close regedit
6. Reboot your machine
Voila! - your drive should be back happy
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