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nathanm

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XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
« on: September 17, 2005, 09:29:55 AM »
Hi

I have a DVD RW and CD RW on my pc which worked fine until today.  For some reason my pc is not recognising them anymore.  When I go to Device manager I see an explanantion mark against them and troubleshooting tells me the following message:

"windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device (code 41)"

Microsfot help is not really very helpful for this error code.

Any help most gratefully accepted.

Thanks

Raptor

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Re: XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005, 02:21:28 PM »
Try removing the devices from the device mananger and reset the PC.

nathanm

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Re: XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005, 02:20:33 PM »
Sorry

How do I do that?

Raptor

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Re: XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2005, 02:30:42 PM »
To access the device manager in Windows XP:

1. Right click on My Computer
2. Select Properties
3. Go to the Hardware tab
4. Select Device manager under the Device manager section

Right click on the device in question and select remove.

iwonder

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Re: XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2005, 03:10:54 PM »
hey how about you shut the *censored* up *censored*

nathanm

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Re: XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2005, 03:48:07 PM »
Thanks Raptor - I'll give it a go

What do I do after I have removed the drivers?  They didn't come with cds or anything like that.  How do i add them after?

Raptor

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Re: XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2005, 04:00:12 PM »
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Thanks Raptor - I'll give it a go

What do I do after I have removed the drivers?  They didn't come with cds or anything like that.  How do i add them after?


Windows XP will auto-detect and auto-install the CD/DVD-ROM drives upon restart.

If it can not find the drivers (Which is highly unlikely) keep your Windows XP CD-ROM at hand.

merlin_2

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Re: XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2005, 04:12:27 PM »
Just amazing after over five years of winxp<xtra problems>some third party has to bail msoft out the mire>And so it goes on........people pay good dollars to have a system thats works.............

This cdgone patch should do it>http://aumha.org/regfiles.htm
« Last Edit: September 19, 2005, 04:12:54 PM by merlin_2 »

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    Re: XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
    « Reply #8 on: September 19, 2005, 09:14:10 PM »
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    hey how about you shut the *censored* up *censored*


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    Re: XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
    « Reply #9 on: September 21, 2005, 07:10:25 PM »
    I'm glad that "iwonder" turned into "I wander". Hopefully he will stay wherever he is!
    « Last Edit: September 21, 2005, 07:11:00 PM by GX1_Man »

    nathanm

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    Re: XP DVD Device Manager Driver problem
    « Reply #10 on: September 25, 2005, 09:03:54 AM »
    Everything back to normal now thanks

    System restore did the trick.