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#1 Sabrams

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 04:57 PM

Okay, here's the situation:

Mechanically the drives, a DVD and a CD-ROM drives, work fine. Push the button and they open up like normal. Now the wierd part is that nothing gets recognized in there. When I open My Computer the drives aren't even listed. In the Device Manager it shows 5 items under DVD/CD-ROMS: my writer, the DVD driver, and "OH1039M CDN955O SCSI Cdrom Device" appears 3 times in a row.

When I check the properties of any of the items listed abovre I get this message in the box:

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


Could someone please help me? I really need to get these up and running soon or I'll have a literal disaster on my hands!! I'm making a special anniversary gift for my fiancee and all the info is only on here! If I can't get all those things on a disc soon then there is no way I can make her special gift. ((It's a collection of all the Love Hina episodes, specials, and manga.)) ^_^

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:07 PM

Try to uninstall the controller they are on , restart your computer and let windows detect and reinstall it.
You also could have a failed comtroller. If so you will need a PCI IDE controller. Just disable the onboard secondary controller and your system will do the reset at reboot.
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Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:37 PM

Yeah, I uninstalled them but that did nothing upon reboot.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:18 PM

Does the secondy controller appear in the Device Manager?
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Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:41 PM

They aren't attached to anything marked "______ Controller" They are all under DVD/CD-ROM Drives.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:47 PM

I'm sorry I should have asked, do you have SCSI CDroms on your computer?
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Posted 04 January 2006 - 09:05 PM

One SCSI and RAID controller and in DVD/CD-ROM there are 3 that I have no clue on.

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 12:42 AM

So you have 4 CDs and 1 DVD?

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:24 PM

Physically, I only have 1 DVD and 1 CD. The darn thing is telling me about those drives but I don't have a clue when the goit installed. Hell, I hadn't seen them before I checked the Device Manager.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 09:47 AM

You've got a problem with recognizing the CD and DVD in your system. Those extra CD/DVD drives are probably what's causing your problem.

Do you have any yellow !'s or red x's in Device Manager?

I don't know much about RAID or SCSI - so I'll leave that alone.

Try disabling the extras, one at a time, and seeing if that improves the situation.

As long as you haven't disabled it, Windows will log an error to the Event log automatically on any crash.

So, go to the Event Viewer (Start...Control Panel...Administrative Tools...Event Viewer) and left click once on the word "System" in the left hand pane. Then, scan the listings in the right hand pane looking for errors that occurred around the time of the restarts.

Once you've found it, right click on it and select "Properties". There'll be a bunch of info about the error there - just copy it down and post it here.
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