Monday, March 25, 2013

Error Code 19


Error Code 19 is associated with CD/DVD Drive. Windows experience problems recognizing your CD/DVD Drive which is either missing or unrecognizable. You cannot access CDs/ DVDs or play their contents.


1. Delete Upper & Lower Filters
2. Reinstall Driver Software
3. Check for Windows Updates
4. Repair Registry
5. Revert Driver to Earlier Version

Delete Upper & Lower Filters

Following are given registry settings relating to the CD/DVD Drive operations. Error code 19 comes up if they’re not modified in a proper manner.

Your Upper & Lower Filter strings might contain incorrect value. Delete both these strings to force Windows recreate them for you. The re-created strings will contain default data that matches system requirements.


1. Click Start, select Run.
2. Type REGEDIT in the Open box.
3. Click OK.
4. Locate following registry path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SYSTEM | CurrentControlSet | Control | Class | {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
5. Right click UpperFilters string, select Delete option.
6. When asked to confirm, click Yes button.
7. In the same manner, delete LowerFilters.
8. Close Registry Editor.

Reinstall Driver Software

A CD/DVD Drive is basically a plug & play device. It has its own driver software. The first time you connect this drive (device) to your computer, the driver software gets installed.
In your case driver software files are corrupt. Fix error code 19  by reinstalling the same.



1. Click Start, type Device Manager in the Search box.
2. Press ENTER.
3. Expand the top category. (From left hand side)
4. Right click the drive, select Uninstall option.
5. After it is being uninstalled, reboot the system.
6. Repeat above Steps 1-3.
7. Right click the top category, select Scan for hardware changes.

Repair Registry

Registry keys contain CD/DVD Drive Drivers information. This information must be in good state for the smooth functioning of the device. Else error code 19 appears, as seen in your case.

1. Install RegInOut System Utilities.
2. Run the program.
3. Start scan.
4. Fix registry errors.

Revert Driver to Earlier Version

Revert (also regarded as, Rollback) is a procedure of restoring back the earlier version. There could be several issues with the current driver version. Reverting back to the earlier version would fix error code 19.

1. Click Start, type Device Manager in the Search box. Press ENTER.
2. Expand the top category. (From left hand side)
3. Right click the drive, select Properties option.
4. A new dialog opens.
5. Click the Driver tab.
6. Click the Rollback Driver button.

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