Can't Load CD Drivers

Have a several years old Emachine running XP.  CD-ROM/RW has been out for awhile, so trying to replace.  Error says drivers cannot be loaded.  Put in new upgrade, still says drivers cannot be loaded and device manager shows error as well.  Drivers are here, just won't load.  Help, please?
RobinbootsAsked:
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NetminderCommented:
Closed, 100 points refunded.
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jamietonerCommented:
try this fix, it removes the upper and lower filters for optical drives in the registry and will usually fix issues with drivers.
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_cd_dvd_fix.htm
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RobinbootsAuthor Commented:
Nope, nothing doing.  Thanks, though.  It sounded awfully easy!
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RobinbootsAuthor Commented:
So, I went into the registry and deleted the lower values, which were still there and restarted.....voila!
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_Commented:
Maybe I missed something, but it looks like jamietoner answered it.
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burrcmCommented:
Quite so.

Chris B
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RobinbootsAuthor Commented:
Well, you kinda did miss something, because he just gave me a download which didn't work.  I had to find the actual registry solution and go in and edit, which did work.
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burrcmCommented:
So he at least pointed you in the right direction? Then close it with a "B"

Chris B
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RobinbootsAuthor Commented:
He sent me to a link, and that solution did not work.  So I kept searching, right after I posted initially, and found specific directions to edit the registry and I did that after trying his solution.  I will be happy to close this question in any manner just to stop the nitpicking over 100 points.
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RobinbootsAuthor Commented:
Fine.  I spent 30 minutes trying his solution, posted that it did not work, and kept looking myself.  I then posted that I had fixed it, based on my own search. Never heard back from him when I told him his solution did not work, or even since then when I asked for a refund.  A link to a download/fix does not tell me how to edit the registry, my own searches did that and that is what fixed the problem.  Just go ahead close the darn thing and give him the points and a B so I can use my time in a better way than responding to all this whining over the points.
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rindiCommented:
I agree with the experts here. What exactly didn't work with the download, because it does exactly what you did, it deletes the upper and lower filters without you having to manually edit the registry...
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RobinbootsAuthor Commented:
No, it did not delete the upper and lower filters, which is exactly what I said.  I had to find directions and manually edit, which is fine, it's done, before you posted I said for you all to do whatever you want.  At least before posting you could have read the responses, including mine.
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rindiCommented:
Did you follow the instructions on the site? If you didn't run it as administrator it wouldn't have done anything, but that is mentioned on that site. did you get an error message when you ran it? Did you reboot the system after running it?
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RobinbootsAuthor Commented:
I am the administrator, I followed the instructions, I am not stupid.  I did not get an error message.  I did reboot.  I did all of this three times.  It did not work.  End of story.  Providing a link that does not solve the problem does not make one an expert.  Neither does jumping into a discussion at the tail end and trying to figure something out and being condescending.  I told you all to go ahead and close this and give the guy points, a grade, whatever, just everyone stop responding already.  This is taking more time than finding the solution.
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_Commented:
>> you kinda did miss something... <<   Interesting conundrum.

Jamietoner isn't hurting this month, and if he does not post in the allotted time, I have no objection to the request:
"Recommendation: PAQ/refund"

I'm still glad to hear you got it fixed.  : )
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jamietonerCommented:
refund is fine with me
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