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Both Cd Drive Have Suddenly Stopped Working!


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#1 bboyer32

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 06:45 PM

Both of my CD ROM drives on my computer have stopped working. I have gone into the device manager, and both devices have the yellow question mark next to them. I uninstalled both devices and restarted the computer. It recognizes the hardware on startup and attempts to start them, but then I get a message that says there was an error with the hardware installation. The Device Status says: Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

I have performed a registry mechanic to see if that would help, but nothing.

Any thoughts?

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#2 River_Rat

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:22 PM

See if this will solve your problem. :thumbsup:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;314060

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 10:09 PM

[size=4]I had a similar problem, contacted Gateway Tech support; turned out a web page I was viewing somehow changed the "high" and "low" filter(?) command found in the registry (system>hardware>device). The rep was able to put it back to the default settings and the drive worked fine. I don't know if this helps you, but maybe someone else with a lot more experience with the registry and its settings will be able to run with this.

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#4 ZENER

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 12:55 AM

Here it goes.

Check your hard ware cabling

Can you open the cd rom ?

Or it just don read your CDs? :thumbsup:
The Uprise of a new Technology is the contributing factor to the failure of many human brains.
In short ==== We are too reliant on Technology.




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