iTunes - Registry Settings Missing

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I downloaded the most recent iTunes on my laptop running windows vista. When I do so shortly after using it a message comes up saying that the registry settings on iTunes is missing. I have tried re-installing iTunes and installing GEAR drivers. Both have worked, but only for a very short amount of time. Each time I do this I then have to delete my lower and upper filters on my computer because the CD/DVD drive won't show up. It just keeps going into this back and forth cycle and I don't know how to fix it.


Here is what I did to fix my problem with itunes registry settings missing and I couldnt burn cds.

Make sure you have iTunes inslled (and if you uninstalled the GEAR driver reinstall it) Ok now go to the registry:
  • Click Start >RUN
  • Type: Runregedit.exe
  • Locate: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  • Right click in the right section and select "New->Multi-String Value". Name it "UpperFilters".
  • Right click on it and select "Modify" Enter "GEARAspiWDM" 9press enter to move to the next line and click ok) into the "Value Data".

Restart and Voila it should be fixed. If not also try to make a "LowerFilters" and leave it blank.


Thanks to Shine for this tip on the forum.

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