No drive detected - Sonic DigitalMedia LE v7

Did a dumb thing.

My Dell 4700 (XP Home, SP2) came with a half-backed version of Sonic DigitalMedia (Sonic DigitalMedia LE v7 (Build: 2.1.6a).  I tried to format a CD and the software didn't acknowledge the CD-RW disk so instead of simply trying another disk, I installed a copy of Easy CD Creator 4 I used on my Win98 machine. Despite Easy CD Creator 4 install warning that software wasn't compatible with my system, completed the install anyway and got a Startup error message: "A CD-Recording driver is installed that might cause stability problems, including problems shutting down and problems using a CD-DVD drive. The Driver will be disabled."

To my point, I solved the problem by uninstalling Easy CD 4, adjusting registry settings concerning "Upperfilters" and "Lowerfilters" and used a product called ROXIZAP per instructions at <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/EN-US/> and <http://boards.support.roxio.com/roxio/board/message?board.id=0041&message.id=12030#M12030>

Now, my Sonic DigitalMedia program doesn't detect my DVD/CD-RW drive (model: hldtst rw/dvd gcc4481b) despite uninstalling and reinstalling the Sonic product.

Interestingly, my OS (WinXP Home SP2) does recognize the drive AND the Sonic Drive Letter Access (DLA) module works fine.

Anybody with any idea how I can tweak some setting to get Sonic DigitalMedia to re-recognize my drive? I have a feeling a registry tweak is needed.

Thanks in advance.
jss58Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

jss58Author Commented:
Fixed problem myself by installing latest PX engine (pxengine1_08_34a.exe) from support site <http://support.sonic.com/desktop/dms/default.asp?c=1&product=dms>.
moduloCommented:
Closed, 125 points refunded.

modulo
Community Support Moderator

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
MultiMedia Applications

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.