A Dell XPS 410 has an internal Sony CD/DVD RW that has a yellow asterisk in front of it in Device Manager. Uninstalled, rebooted, and installed via Plug and Play twice, still yellow asterisk. Went to Plan B which was an external CD/DVD RW by HP. Same result, same attempts to fix. The internal player is SATA the external player is USB.
Geez, I had all but forgotten about the filters in the registry. Thanks for the reminder.