I ran a virus scan which came up clean. A Spybot scan reported that the registry setting for antivirus override had been altered. On checking HKLM\Software\MS\Security Centre\AntiVirus override=dword:(1). I allowed Spybot to 'Fix Selected Problems' and the parameter is now (0) which I assume is correct.
In Device Manager the Writer is showing with a yellow exclamation mark. I've uninstalled and rebooted three times now, the 'Found New Hardware' balloon shows for a few seconds and then disappears with no sign of Drive D: in My Computer. Same result when trying a Driver Update.
Everest shows the device.
A System Restore to Sunday night did not work.
I have carried out the procedure recommended by MS for Code 41 with no result. Checked for updates and downloaded KB891122 (Update for WMDRM-enabled Media Players) and KB909993(Windows Media Connect 2.0).
I should mention that my PC has just been returned from the repair shop due to a HDD problem causing a corrupt or missing boot.ini file. From the report issued, I'm assuming that most of my data was removed and a reinstall of the OS done and my data returned. I do know that My Documents directory is a complete shambles and I want to backup my data and do a Smart Restore to factory specs. This is not possible of course until I can get this writer working.
The only thing I haven't done yet is take the case off and check the physical connections but I figured that these should be OK as it is in Device Manager and also shown by Everest.
Any suggestions gratefully accepted. Cheers
Edited by rowal5555, 06 June 2006 - 05:24 AM.