XP System Restore while drive is external



Walter Oliver
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Problem: Recently the optical drive on my Dell laptop stopped working.
Connecting a USB CD/DVD drive also didn't work. The drive was recognized by
XP, but I couldn't see it in Windows Explorer. A CSR had me remove as many
LowerFilters and UpperFilters keys from the registry as I could, and now my
mouse and keyboard are unresponsive so I can't get past the Windows login
dialog when I reboot.

Question: If I mount my laptop drive as an external drive (say k:) on my
desktop using a USB adapter, is there a manual procedure I can follow to
restore my registry to a prior backup in lieu of using the XP System Restore?

Any input greatly appreciated.

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Hi Walter,

Bad info. This is the only one you needed to remove:

Remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values completely from the
following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Or run this edit:

Save the file below to your hard drive. Navigate to where you saved it and
double click the file. A confirmation dialog will appear when the script is
done. You may need to reboot for the change to take effect.

Restore CD/DVD in Explorer
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/xp_cd_dvd_fix.vbs

CD Recording software will cause Windows to become unstable. Windows has
prevented these drivers from loading.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q315345


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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"Walter Oliver" <WalterOliver@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A89EB491-4B2F-4A80-928A-7B8707AFCE76@microsoft.com...
> Problem: Recently the optical drive on my Dell laptop stopped working.
> Connecting a USB CD/DVD drive also didn't work. The drive was recognized
> by
> XP, but I couldn't see it in Windows Explorer. A CSR had me remove as many
> LowerFilters and UpperFilters keys from the registry as I could, and now
> my
> mouse and keyboard are unresponsive so I can't get past the Windows login
> dialog when I reboot.
>
> Question: If I mount my laptop drive as an external drive (say k:) on my
> desktop using a USB adapter, is there a manual procedure I can follow to
> restore my registry to a prior backup in lieu of using the XP System
> Restore?
>
> Any input greatly appreciated.
>
>
>
>


XP System Restore while drive is external