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After installing iTunes I can no longer load cd's as it appears that my CD Drive doesn't exist

I've found postings on other sites to repair this by deleting the upper and lower limit keys in the system registry for the device.

However after updating the registry iTunes then doesn't recognize the drive, giving an error on startup and suggesting a re-install. Re-installing just breaks things again.

Does anyone have a solution that allows both iTunes and other apps to access the CD-Drive?

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So, did you try deleting the upper and lower limits? –  heavyd Jul 16 '09 at 1:12
    
Yes, thats what causes iTunes to not recognise the drive. –  MadMurf Jul 16 '09 at 2:04
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This worked for me when my drive disappeared.

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This worked for me, too. Note that the official Microsoft link for this is support.microsoft.com/kb/929461 After performing this step, I had to uninstall and reinstall AnyDVD. –  ChrisInEdmonton Jul 19 '09 at 18:13
    
But when I do this iTunes gives me the error on start up prompting me to re-install. Thus I'm in an endless loop of having either iTunes working or all other apps. –  MadMurf Jul 21 '09 at 7:00
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