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Philips Cd-rewriter Problem Keeping It Installed


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#1 Topnotch242

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:16 AM

Hello. I am experiencing a problem with my Philips CD-ReWriter that Iíve never had since Iíve had it over 3 years. I have WinXP Pro SP1 and a Philips CDRW2412A. The problem is that I have to keep re-install the Philips CDRW2412 every time I need to use it. I have to do a cold-boot in order to re-install the Philips CDRW2412 and when it is installed it would work but it would only stay install as long as Iím actively using windows but the minute I leave windows inactive and return, the Philips CDRW2412 drive will no longer be shown on the MY Computer Hard Disk Drive and would not be recognize by the system nor be listed under my Hard Drive Device manager unless I re-install it after a hard boot. I just canít seem to keep my Philips CDRW2412 install anymore. Any ideas or have anyone ever experience this kind of problem with any hardware device that can be of some assistance. Thanks in advance for any help. Alex

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:50 AM

the Philips CDRW2412 drive will no longer be shown on the MY Computer Hard Disk Drive and would not be recognize by the system nor be listed under my Hard Drive Device manager





It won't be listed under your hard disk drive. It should be listed under DVD/CD drives, like the 3rd or 4th + symbol down under device manager.

When you have it working, find it in device manager, right click on it and click on uninstall. Restart your computer, and Windows should automatically reinstal it.

If this doesn't work, have you installed any different/new programs when it started doing this?
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 12:00 PM

Thanks for the tip. And yes, the Philips CDRW was listed under DVD/CD drives. I have tried your suggestion to the problem and it worked. Windows did automatically reinstall the device and I will monitor it to see if it stayís install. Yes, I have installed different/new program when it started doing this but I never thought they would have an effect on what was happening with the Philips CDRW.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 12:54 PM

It's weird how programs interact with other programs and hardware. I'm just glad to hear that you're issue is fixed.....let's hope it stays that way!

Good luck with it, and post back if you have any other problems!
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