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Optiarc cd-rw crx880a ata device: This device cannot start. (Code 10)

I inserted a cd into my cd drive to rip music using Windows Media Player and discovered that I no longer have a CD drive. The message in WMP read: "A CD drive is needed in order to rip music from CDs". I checked my Device Manager and found that I have "Optiarc cd-rw crx880a ata device" for my DVD/CD-ROM drive. I double-clicked, and the message in the General tab reads: "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" A have used my CD drive many times, the last time I used it was in March or April. What could have happened to disable usage of my DVD/CD-ROM and how can I get it restored? Thanks in advance.
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  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    Optiarc cd-rw crx880a ata device: This device cannot start (code 10), please help

  • nelsonl15 Jun 01, 2008

    I have the same problems, please help

  • cgharden Jun 11, 2008

    I have EXACTLY the same problem. I've followed all the troubleshooting advice but none has worked. HELP!!

  • ccdewey Aug 13, 2008

    Device driver software was not successfully installed. Code 10. Cannot start. I can find no solutions.

  • gcaro Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Will not play cds, dvds or recognize software discs.

  • adarshnaik Dec 14, 2008

    dvd drive not found

  • kirkeadie Dec 16, 2008

    This device cannot start. (code 10) DVD/CD Rom Drive

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Did you try to click "Troubleshoot" on the page that reported "cannot start" ?


Did you try to click on the device, and choose "uninstall" ?
Then, rebooting Windows should cause Windows to "find new hardware", and properly configure the DVD/CD drive.

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