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Optical Drive not working.

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I use a Toshiba Tecra M5 notebook & it has MATSHITA DV RAM optical drive. This device is not working & the Device Manager is showing the following error:

"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

Can some one pls help?

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