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CD/DVD Drive No Longer Found


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#1 sirhc1210

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

I recently went to listen to a CD and found that my computer no longer recognizes that it had a cd/dvd drive. The Device Manager lists it however provides the error message: "Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)"

I'm not sure if it is the actual drive that is faulty and I should just replace it, or if it is a simple matter of updating a driver or something.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

Forgot to mention I'm running windows XP.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

Try the following: MS Fixit, Optical Drives - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116 .

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