CHow09
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Inspiron 1545 CD/DVD Drive not working AGAIN!

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So last spring I noticed my CD/DVD drive wasn't working, so I went and got it fixed and it worked. Now it has stopped working again and refuses to read any discs. I checked my control panel and it says "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)" I've checked for updates and it said it was already equipped with the most updated version. I've restarted my computer, disabled it then reenabled it and it still won't work!

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Skybird
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Re: Inspiron 1545 CD/DVD Drive not working AGAIN!

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Look down the page and find your operating system and follow the instructions for removing the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters manually.

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Skybird
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Re: Inspiron 1545 CD/DVD Drive not working AGAIN!

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Try this Microsoft Article .........

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116

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CHow09
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Re: Inspiron 1545 CD/DVD Drive not working AGAIN!

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I just ran it and it said it couldn't fix it because it isn't "working properly"

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Skybird
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Re: Inspiron 1545 CD/DVD Drive not working AGAIN!

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Look down the page and find your operating system and follow the instructions for removing the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters manually.

CHow09
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Re: Inspiron 1545 CD/DVD Drive not working AGAIN!

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So I didn't have LowerFilters so the information didn't work.

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Skybird
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Re: Inspiron 1545 CD/DVD Drive not working AGAIN!

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Remove the Upperfilter (sometimes the Lowerfilter is missing) then reboot the system.

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TheS2ervin
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Re: Inspiron 1545 CD/DVD Drive not working AGAIN!

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thanks skybird.    i too had troubles with my inspiron,

suddenly the dvd did not show up in MY COMPUTER

and there was a little yellow exclamation mark in the DEVICE MANAGER.

I ran regedit and removed both upper and lower filters, now

everything is good again!!!       Appreciated very much.

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chemist1972
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Re: Inspiron 1545 CD/DVD Drive not working AGAIN!

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what are the upper and lower filters?

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