I agree that this is a MAJOR Microsoft screwup and it is completely ridiculous at the negligence and disregard that they have shown to those of us affected by it. March 24, at 4: December 7, at Did a system restore. Now I see why people are switching to Mac. April 19, at 8:

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My Sony DVD RW dw-g120a has stopped working. How do I get it to work again, please?

June 11, at May 23, at 7: April 30, at I decided to work on another problem, Comcast moving from Mcafee to Norton as their security program. The stupid update that has caused this problem will get rid of it vizta. Very little left that I could think of trying.

If it not one problem with Microsoft products there always is another. August 10, at If this has not been suggested, check the bios and applicable drivers on the manufacturers and update if out of date.


CD drive or DVD drive is missing in Windows XP or Vista – Microsoft Fix it BLOG

August 6, at 6: Log in to Reply. April 15, at 5: April 15, at 2: I just left the drive open. Dwg120w the upper and lower registry entries per the instructions, uninstalled the drive and rebooted, etc.

It will NOT show cda, mp3, or any other type of audio format. July 4, at 3: At first the regedit fix would do the job, temporarily, then I would have to go back to system restores, and then neither vksta. Then I enabled it. April 16, at April 27, at 3: Most fustrated and I have tried everything!

CD drive or DVD drive is missing in Windows XP or Vista

It is not listed in the device dwg1200a. After seeing all the other comments about not having it at all, I am not willing to risk trying to do anything for fear I might loose it entirely.


Did a system restore. It will typically take a long time to boot so just dont worry. April 25, at 4: Tried to fix the HKEY myself. I followed your instructions and it went perfect.

Compaq Cnr could not install the drivers one day for the DVD drive that had been working for two years. Finally i tried a registry editor which I ran at least 14 times.

Copy the code below in a Notepad file, name it “DisparitionCD. April 22, at April 29, at 3: Dwg12a have a lap top and so could not disconnect the power to the drive vwg120a. Thanks for the “fix”. Even your updates on March 26 did not improve.