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Can't find cd drive

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available.

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Actually windows should recognize it as a cdrom anyway unless you haven't check the settings on the back. There is three settings "master" "slave" and "cable select" if it is set to the same thing as a hard drive it won't be recognized. Some are connected to the same connection i would set it to cable select and it will set its self.
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Try this solution > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

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Driver dvd rw dvrtd08rs on my acer laptop says Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)


1) Close all open programs

2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter

3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM
CurrentControlSet
Control
Class
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
UpperFilters
LowerFilters
UpperFilters.bak
LowerFilters.bak
5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor
7) Reboot your computer
8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

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Code19 on sony cdrwdvd willnot reconize on inspiron 1525


Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or not recognized by Windows or other programs, so you cannot play or access a CD or DVD. This issue might have occurred after you installed, uninstalled, or updated a program or Windows Vista.

This issue may have occurred after one of the following situations:
  • You upgrade a computer to Windows Vista or install Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
  • You install or uninstall CD or DVD recording programs.
  • You uninstall Microsoft Digital Image.
You may see one of the following error messages:
  • One of the following error messages appears when you view the CD drive or the DVD drive in Device Manager.

    Error message 1 The device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31). Error message 2 A driver for this device was not required, and has been disabled (Code 32 or Code 31). Error message 3 Your registry might be corrupted. (Code 19)
  • An "error code 39" error message.
  • A message that resembles the following appears in the notification area: Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)
  • you can find this information and more at this site..
  • http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Nov 08, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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Code 39


hi,
error code 39 stand for (Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing.)

Reason
There are several causes of Code 39 errors:
  • A required device driver is missing.
  • A required binary file is corrupted.
  • There is a problem with the file I/O process.
  • A driver that is referencing an entry point in another binary file is unable to load.
Recommended resolution

Reinstall the drivers for this device.

Uninstall and reinstall the driver

Uninstall the driver from Device Manager, and then scan for new hardware to install the driver again.

You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver. Windows may have the driver built-in, or may still have the driver files installed from the last time that you set up the device. However, sometimes, it will open the New Hardware Wizard which may ask for the driver. If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s Web site.
  1. On the device Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Uninstall. Follow the instructions.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Open Device Manager, click Action, and then click Scan for hardware changes. Follow the instructions.

Sep 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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DVD/CD drives failed to load


go to 'device manager' from 'control panel' and find your drive
right click on it and choose 'update driver software'
if the option is not there choose 'properties' and go 'driver' tab and choose 'update driver software'

restart

May 08, 2009 | PC Desktops

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GMA 4082n device driver not working properly code 39


First go into Setup (usually F1,F2 or del) at start-up. See if your drives show up there. With Windows running, right click My Computer, left click Properties, left click Hardware, left click Device Manager, left click DVD/CD-ROM drives. Also check IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Do the drives show up there? If they do right click on drive and left click Update Driver. If they are not there go back to System Properties and left click on Add Hardware Wizard. This will search for devices. It may ask you to insert Windows CD which of course you can not do because the drives don't work. Try a different drive. When you cleaned out your computer did you delete or uninstall Office? That may be what caused this problem. None of this may work but it is a starting point.

Jan 06, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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My comp says code 39 can you help


Code 39 Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)Cause

There are several causes of Code 39 errors:
  • A required device driver is missing.
  • A required binary file is corrupted.
  • There is a problem with the file I/O process.
  • A driver that is referencing an entry point in another binary file is unable to load.
Recommended resolution

Reinstall the drivers for this device.

Uninstall and reinstall the driver

Uninstall the driver from Device Manager, and then scan for new hardware to install the driver again.

You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver. Windows may have the driver built-in, or may still have the driver files installed from the last time that you set up the device. However, sometimes, it will open the New Hardware Wizard which may ask for the driver. If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s Web site.
  1. On the device Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Uninstall. Follow the instructions.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Open Device Manager, click Action, and then click Scan for hardware changes. Follow the instructions.
I am sending you a copy of this information in the hopes that it will be of some help in your situation.
Cheers!
Ron.

Dec 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

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DVD/CD-ROM DRIVES driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)


To solve this Code 39 error, follow these instructions:
NOTE: After removing these registry keys and rebooting, it may be necessary to reinstall any CD or DVD recording applications.
1) Close all open programs

2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter

3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • SYSTEM
  • CurrentControlSet
  • Control
  • Class
  • {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
  • UpperFilters
  • LowerFilters
  • UpperFilters.bak
  • LowerFilters.bak
5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor


7) Reboot your computer


8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.


Another possible CD/DVD issue you may want to investigate

Oct 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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DVD/CD ROM not working...


delete the upper and lower filter fo cd dvd drive from registry editor
and restart the system

Sep 19, 2008 | Gateway GT5654 Desktop PC

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GMA 4082n device driver not working properly code 39


no this is basic drive if this driver do not load on ur system check ur drive configuration means jumper setting if that is in master change and get it into slave any , primary or secondary.

Sep 23, 2007 | PC Desktops

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