Windows 10: ODD (CD/DVD-r) will not 'write' after Windows 10 install

  1.    18 Sep 2015 #1

    ODD (CD/DVD-r) will not 'write' after Windows 10 install

    Alright, so this seems to be a common issue... but none of the standard fixes are working.

    First off, My system hardware is all standard devices for my:

    Toshiba Satellite Model: L855-S5240
    Intel Core i5-2450M CPU
    CD/DVD-RW Combo Drive
    OS: Windows 10 x64 Home

    After installing Windows 10 (from Windows 7 x64 Enterprise), The Optical Drive reads just fine, but doesn't seem to want to write files to disc at all.

    1.) I've already deleted the Upper & Lower Filters from the Registry as a first step - No Change.
    2.) Since I DO have iTunes installed on the computer, I also went through the iTunes ODD troubleshooting steps; I manually removed the dreaded GEAR Driver application and manually removed the 2 Entries (GEARAspiWDM and UpperFilter) from each of the three GEAR Driver Registry keys :
    1.) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    2.) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{6D807884-7D21-11CF-801C-08002BE10318}
    3.) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{CE5939AE-EBDE-11D0-B181-0000F8753EC4}
    No Change

    3.) After Stepping through the above steps, I rebooted the system - No Change
    4.) I tried writing files to CD-r using 2 other CD burning utilities (IMGBurn and Windows Disc Burner) - System will Read... but still will not Write to CD using IMGBurn, Windows, nor iTunes.

    At this point, I'm at a loss and need any help I can find.
    Does Anyone have any ideas on what to possibly try next to get the ODD(CD/DVD-R) to write in Windows 10?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 1,887
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       18 Sep 2015 #2

    It seems highly unlikely, but I wonder whether things would be any different with an activated copy of Windows 10.

    (From all I have read, if you use the free upgrade over Win 7 Enterprise, the result will not activate.)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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