My optical drives seem to have been hijacked with cdfs.

smartrrs

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Hello, since wiping my computer because of a virus, (the metropolitan police one where you have to pay £100 to unlock) and (yes, i did have a microsoft virus prog installed, obviously not up to the task, I now have Norton)
my two optical drives ( LG blu-ray, and Samsung dvd/cd drive) have cdfs on them, and whichever disk I put in, (games, utilities, etc) they show up as ghost music files. i have got rid of WMP, but its made no difference. Anyone else had this problem?
Thanks. :ouch:
 

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the microsoft anti virus is like using a tissue to block a fire hose and norton is like using a silk blanket to put out a fire. they both suck.

as for cdfs, i would start by uninstalling the cd drive from dev manager and see what that does. i dont recall if i have seen that issue before but if that does not work then we can try some registry editing to see if that fixes it
 

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Thanks ncc for that, I have tried uninstalling both cd/dvd drives in device manager. As soon as windows is rebooted, there they are again.
So which do you think is the best anti-virus?
 

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i use avast on my servers and home comps.
mcafee is the worst i have ever seen.

under your HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} you will see all your CD drive parameters. make a backup of this string and then delete the whole damn thing as well as delete them from your device manager. windows should rebuild hte string and re-install the devices. MAKE A BACKUP BEFORE DOING THIS!

you can simply right click and export on the string and then double click it later to reinstall it into the registry hive.
 

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Thanks for that. i'll give that a go tomorrow.
 

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