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dvd/cd hardware not found
« on: May 22, 2007, 11:19:22 AM »
Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

It was working fine 4-5 days ago -- Lights up at boot --- nothing been removed--
My Comp lists 4 devices F,G,H, & I- pretty sure it's F or I ? How to tell for sure ? I saw the advice to uninstall and reboot - and windws would reinstall --would like to make sure doing right one --- I would really  prefer not to sys restore to 5 days ago-
after 3 days of screwing around with windows firewall not displaying settings  tweaked services running and turning off norton FW finally got that straightened out so I can connect to poker clients and have added some stuff don't want to lose in a sys restore.  When I try to update driver wiz says already have best driver--
Yesterday fixed modem problem (not really sure how I did it sheer persistance and much cussing I guess ) , so some jiggling around was done --but if it lights up -- it's probably in there OK right ?

Can anyone guide me thru options besides sys restore ?
oH --- windows XP Home
          HP DVD Writer 400C
Thanx !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: dvd/cd hardware not found
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 02:49:03 PM »
If you don't know which drive it is open My Computer and take a screenshot and post it here...

Or you could look under Disk Management which will have a full description of each drive/partition you have on that system...
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