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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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at end of this instruction set, see link to review more questions/answers,as your issue with CD/DVD ROM will vary .


This document applies to HP and Compaq desktop computers with Windows XP, Me, and 98. Use this document to make Windows and the CD writing software recognize the CD or DVD writer drive. Start at Step 1; do not skip to other sections until Step 1 has been completed. Step 1: Does Windows detect the CD or DVD drive? Use Device Manager to determine if Windows is recognizing the drive:
  1. In Windows XP, click Start , and right-click My Computer . In Windows 98 and Me, right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
  2. In Windows XP, select Properties , click the Hardware tab, and then click the Device Manager button. In Windows 98 and Me, select Properties , and click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Click the plus sign (+ ) next to DVD/CD-ROM Drives (or similar) category.
  4. Do the following depending on what is listed in the DVD/CD-ROM drives category:
    • If the CD or DVD drive name is missing , the drive is not being detected by Windows. Close Device Manager and skip to the section CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows .
    • If a drive name is shown but is disabled (icon is marked with a red X, c00877300.gif ), the drive has been disabled. Right-click the drive name and select Enable . You may have to restart the computer to complete the enabling process. The drive should work correctly once it has been enabled. NOTE: If the drive cannot be enabled, a required service or driver that the drive needs is not functioning or has been disabled. Click the plus sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers and troubleshoot any problems found according to any error codes in Device Manager. Resetting the BIOS may also resolve this problem.
    • If a drive name is shown but contains an alert icon (an icon marked with an alert symbol, c00877301.gif ), then use the section Using Device Manager error codes to troubleshoot the problem. You may also use the next section Disc burning software does not recognize the original drive to reset the drive configuration.
    • If the CD or DVD drive is listed as normal but your disc burning software does not recognize the drive, Device Manager shows no special icons c00877302.gif . Windows is detecting the drive but the writing software does not. Leave Device Manager open and continue with the next section Disc burning software does not recognize the original drive .


here is a link that will give you several other questions and answers to CD/DVD ROM issues.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=11843&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&lang=en&product=443069

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This issue may have occurred after one of the following situations:
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GO TO CONTROL PANNEL
SYSTEMS
HARDWARE
DEVICE MANAGER
CLICK DEVICE MANAGER(WINDOW)
EXPAND CD /DVD ROM DRIVES
RIGHT CLICK ON SELECTED DVD/CD DRIVE
SELECT PROPERTIES

1.SELCT DRIVER ( CLICK UPDATE DRIVER)
2.CHECK DVD REGION CODE.
3.UN-INSTALL DRIVER
4. REINSTALL DRIVER AGAIN(AFTER STEP 3)

OR
IN DEVICE MANAGER RIGHT CLIVK DVDCD ROM DRIVE
UN-INSTALL DRIVER

OK

REBOOT COMPUTER

ADD HARDWARE(CONTROL PANNEL)
IT WILL PROPMPT FOR INSTALLATION OF DRIVER
SAY OK.
PROCEED WITH WINDOW INSTRUCTIONS
DVD/CD ROM DRIVER WILL GET INSTALLED AFRESH.


HOPE IT WORKS.

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