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Error 41 cannot locate device

Thanks in advance for your help. I installed a new liteon dvd drive and can't get it to work, According to the device manager, the driver is installed yet it cannot locate the device. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: error 41 cannot locate device

Is the drive appearing in My computer4.gif with a drive letter?

If it isn't:
1. click Start, point to Run, type diskmgmt.msc, and then click OK
2. If you see your drive listed without a letter, right click on it and assign it a new drive letter

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make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or the 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/dvd drive restart your computer 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 Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
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The link is to Microsoft's on-line repair center.This will fix several error codes,including 41,and is probably the first thing to try when your optical drive is installed but Windows can't find it.
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