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My Device Manager doesn't recognize my CD/dvd drive.

I get code 41, stated that windows can't find hardware device.

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    Christophe Thompson May 11, 2010

    is comp new or used there could be many things wrong but reinstall software for cd rom after removing the drivers for the cd player

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Its either yr hard ware is bad or that the drivers have not been installed. if u r using windows NT,XP then yr cd/dvd player is bad cos xp should installed most cd rom drives.
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