Inspiron 1525 cd/dvd drive won't work [Solved/Closed]

ekb7 - Feb 27, 2009 at 08:19 PM - Latest reply:  CR
- Feb 9, 2013 at 09:21 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 and the cd/dvd drive won't work in it. This happens when I install Itunes onto my computer. When I go into device manager and under cd/dvd drive I go into properties and it says it won't work because of Code 10. I appreciate the help thanks!
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Step 1: If you have installed any CD-burning software, please temporarily remove them from "Control Panel"-> "Programs and Features".

Step 2: Modify the Registry:
1. Click "Start" Pearl, type in "regedit" (without quotation marks) in Search box and press Enter.

2. Navigate to the following key:


Highlight this key, on the right pane, and then check if the "Upperfilters" and "Lowerfilters" values are present. If so, please right click on the values and select "Delete" to remove them.

Step 3: Remove the CDROM driver:
1. Click "Start" Pearl, type in "devmgmt.msc" in Search box and press "Enter".
2. Expand "DVD/CDROM Drives".
3. Right click your CDROM Drive, and click "Uninstall".

Then, please restart your computer. Does the CDROM work properly now?

Related Information
For more information, please refer to the following article from Microsoft Knowledge Base:;EN-US;314060

Please try the above steps and let me know the results at your earliest convenience. If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

I look forward to your reply.

Best Regards,

Candice Wang
Microsoft Windows Vista Support Professional

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xpcman 19105 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus July 18, 2018 Last seen - Feb 27, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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i was wondering if ur dvd drive works now?
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