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On my sony laptop the Matshita UJDA730 DVD/CDRW cannot be found. Windows cannot find the hardware divice code 41?

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Log in to your bios by pressing F2 or F10 (key for going in to bios may change look while you boot up) and see in your bios information DVD rom is detected (IDE devices) if not enable it from the bios then Windows will automatically detect it - if not try to replace the drive with a new one.

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This issue may have occurred after one of the following situations:
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Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41) Recommended resolution

This problem occurs if you install a driver for a non-Plug and Play device, but Windows cannot find the device. Here are some things that you can try to resolve this problem.

If the Troubleshooting Wizard does not resolve the problem, do one of the following:

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I have a dvd writer model LG GSA-E60L an when i install windows xp tells me that it is not digtally signed and also it comes up with error41 cant find hardware wont let me install and also i cant find my...


Code 41
Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)
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please try this solution i found while googling around..might work for you to.

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