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Re: DVD DRIVE NOT BEING RECONISED
This is a solution for error code 41 but it may assist you with your problem.
A driver was loaded but Windows cannot find the device. This error occurs when Windows does not detect a non-Plug and Play device.
If the device was removed, uninstall the driver, install the device, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver. If the hardware was not removed, obtain a new or updated driver for the device.
If the device is a non-Plug and Play device, a newer version of the driver might be needed. To install non-Plug and Play devices, use the Add Hardware wizard. Click Performance and Maintenance on Control Panel, click System, and on the Hardware tab, click Add Hardware Wizard.
On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.
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i would restore the notebook to factory settings -- this is the best option in getting the computer back to the way it worked originally going to the factory settings management portion in the system and or use your recovery CDs to format and re isntall everything
Do you want to download a DVD movie to your laptop from the Internet?
If you do you most likely there is copyright issues.
If you have a DVD drive on your laptop, you can put a DVD disc in this drive and play the movie from your laptop, you don't need to copy the movie to your laptop.
have u got factory backup disk for OS , actually i just repaired my laptop affected by Conficker , so u just need the factory backup OS disk to repair ur pc otherwise changing hard drive in this case wont help conficker cant damage the hard drive it just stops some policies and services and make ur computer slow and un usable with out network access dont worry just get a backup disk and install it
I am Romeet,i will try and help you with this problem.Seems it could be an issue with the Combo DVD Drive's Driver Software or Firmware.
From your Desktop:
Right Click " My Computer" Icon and select "Properties"
Go to "Hardware" Tab and select "Device Manager"
Under Device Manager, scroll down to the "DVD/CDROM Drives" menu and click on the plus ( + ) Sign next to it
Right Click the Drive name eg " Toshiba DVD-R TSST 2313" and select " Uninstall" Click yes to any prompts and restart your Laptop.
After rebooting, Windows XP should pick up the drivers again, so wait a while for it to complete and until it notifies you that " Windows successfully completed installing your new hardware" or something to that effect and then try using the software cds again