PG, it’s weird, they removed the Checker utility they used to have at Gear. Maybe temporarily, or an oversight? It was a lot easier than searching through the pdf and checking a lot of registry settings.
Tech-dance, if uninstalling (in settings/apps) and reinstalling the Gear driver doesn’t help, downloading and running the Removal Tool from the Gear page, then running the Driver installer ‘should’ fix it. The Removal Tool onscreen instructions should be followed very closely though (2 reboots). And the drive needs to be powered on during the whole process. (if it was an external drive)
An even quicker way to fix it is the simple registry edit described by Shine on this page, near the top:
But only if you’re ok editing the registry, and back up the registry first, or better yet create a System Restore point first, in case you need to go back.
But I would try the Removal Tool method first since it’s more authorized by Gear. And it doesn’t take very long really.
I know it sounds like a lot to have to do, but then it ‘should’ be ok forever. Unless another conflict is introduced, but that won’t happen. A lot of people including me use any number of cd drives on many different systems with Wavelab, without problem.
EDIT: The removal tool I’m talking about is the Gear_ASPI_Remover at:
There’s also a different file that says “not for 64 bit”, a driver remover at:
but that’s not the one I’m talking about. It does run on 64 bit, but It may or may not fix this problem of drive not recognized. I doubt that it will but I’ll test it.