This guy had the same problem, and the fix presented to him seems to solve his problem:
1) Download and run the Sony BMG Uninstaller. (This will remove any
possible DRM installed when using Sony CDs)
2) Search for these 2 files using Windows Explorer (afs.sys or
afs2k.sys) and if found rename them by adding a 1 right before the
.sys (ex. afs1.sys). These are old Oak Technologies files that have
been found to conflict with cdrom.sys (the CD-ROM driver).
Also on forums.techguy.org there's a fix presented.
To resolve this problem, remove the affected filter drivers. To do
this, follow these steps: Click Start, type regedit in the Start
Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation,
type your password, or click Continue. Locate, and then click the
following registry subkey:
Caution There can be many instances of the registry subkey that is
mentioned in step 2. You must make sure that you are in the
appropriate registry subkey before modifying the UpperFilters and the
LowerFilters values. To verify that you are in the appropriate
registry subkey, make sure that the Default data value is DVD/CD-ROM
and the Class data value is CDROM. In the right pane, if you have
UpperFilters, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete. Click
Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry. In the
right pane, if you have LowerFilters, right-click LowerFilters, and
then click Delete. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the
LowerFilters registry entry. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart
the computer. Note After you remove the UpperFilters registry entry
and the LowerFilters registry entry, you may lose functionality in
certain programs such as CD recording programs. In this scenario, you
must reinstall any affected programs. If the problem recurs, contact
the program vendor to determine whether an update is available for the
I haven't done these steps, so I don't know if they are valid. The first one is a marked answer and the second one is from a website I often visit, so I think the info is valid.