Where has my CD Drive gone?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by slowexcoupe, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. slowexcoupe

    slowexcoupe Guest

    I was trying to install some software, but my computer can't find my cd drive. It worked fine until today, and I haven't made any changes in a long while. I am getting this message when I go to the device properties:

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

    Could the drive be dead? If so how can I tell?

    BTW, it's a NEC NR-7800A that came with the computer

    Thanks in advance,

    Mike
     
  2. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    oh man, I have had this problem before, just a quick regedit... hang on, I will find the article...
     
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    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    Method 1: Remove Registry Entry
    WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    Click Start, and then click Run.
    In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    Locate the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/Curretcontrolset/Control/Class/{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

    On the File menu, click Export.
    In the File name box, type savedkey, and then click Save.
    Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes. NOTE: If this data type is missing, continue to the next method.
    Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
    Quit the Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
     
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    damn, I hated that problem, I spent a month with no CD-ROM drive because of it, removed drivers, all kinds of stuff... this works
     
  5. slowexcoupe

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    Thanks for the help guys. It worked great

    Mike
     

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