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DVD/CD Driver Disabled

By ronriemar ·
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (64bit), and changed hard drives and DVD/CD drives. As a result I had to reinstall all my software applications (mostly 32 bit apps) After installing one of my applications it seemed the driver for my DVD/CD was disabled. A code 32 error. When I looked at the Device Manager, both DVD/CD drive were there but with a yellow tag. The drivers properties listed three drivers, the first was the Microsoft driver (yellow flagged), the second was by GEAR (yellow flagged) and the third was SONY (the active driver). Since the Sony driver was the active driver, I assumed that the installation of Sony's Sound Forge 9.0 caused the problem. I uninstalled it but nothing changed. The uninstall did not remove the driver. I attempted to update the driver and was told that the drive was current.

I uninstalled both DVD/CD drives, and changed the Gear and Sony driver extension from "sys" to "s_s" so that on a reboot they would not be loaded. However, even though the device manage only showed the Microsoft driver, it was still noted as disabled.It still indicated that another driver had taken control I'm assuming this is "registry" problem. Is there anyone that can tell me how to resolve this matter? I feel very uncomfortable working in the registry.

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