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PC can't find hardware for CD-ROM, huh?


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#1 Michael Allred

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:00 PM

So tonight I was gonna burn a CD on my "spare" computer.

I use Exact Audio Copy to rip audio but it flat out refused to work, just kept freezing up so I uninstalled it and DL'd the new EAC but still had same problem.

Went to Nero to burn a CD but it wasn't recognizing any audio files and kept asking which *images* I wanted to put on the disc and I was like WTF?

I plugged in my Logitech headset to check on the audio files (which installed itself when I plugged it in the USB port) and the audio files played fine.

I put in a regular CD just to see if it played and the pc was not even recognizing a disc was inserted.

So I checked things out a bit and noticed a yellow exclamation point next to "Samsung CD-R/RW SW-248F" said something like it found the driver but couldn't find the hardware device for it. What???? Then a brief "code 41" was listed next to it.

I can only imagine when I uninstalled EAC, installed the new one OR when the headset was installed *something* got messed up but I dunno what or how or why. I didn't think one had to do with the other, especially messing up the CD drive itself(!)

Any ideas on what I can do?

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:35 PM

Do the lights on the optical drive come on or do they stay off?

From the Microsoft website:

Code 41
Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)
Recommended resolution

This problem occurs if you install a driver for a non-Plug and Play device, but Windows cannot find the device. Here are some things that you can try to resolve this problem.

If the Troubleshooting Wizard does not resolve the problem, do one of the following:
If the device was removed, uninstall the driver, connect the device, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.
If the hardware was not removed, the driver files might be obsolete. In this case, update the driver from Device Manager. In the device Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard. Follow the instructions to update the driver.
If the device is a non-Plug and Play device, you may have to install a newer version of the driver. To install non-Plug and Play devices, use the Add Hardware wizard. Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type hdwwiz.cpl.

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