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Computer can't find it

Suddenly my computer (Dell Dimension 4550) with XP Pro fails to rfnd either my CD-ROM or the DVD drive.   I tried Device Manager > uninstall.  When I reboot, it "finds new hardware" (and correectly identifies the drives -- but doesn't install it.  It will install the driver (acturally it was already there) but then says Code 41 -- can't find hardware!

Do you have any suggestions?

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Re: Computer can't find it

Hi ...
try to change jumper position to slave or to master and start up you xp pro

good luck

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your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd-rw/dvd rom burner then plug them back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
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