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Anonymous
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March 13, 2005 6:47:50 PM

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I have an HP Pavilion model 8756c. Recently I am unable to access the CD
drives. (The failure is probably related to recently running a defrag and
disc-cleanup.) When I go to Device Manager is see two drives listed - LG
CD-ROM CDR-8483B and Mitsumi CR-4804TE. There is an icon - a yellow circle
with an exclamation point - next to each device. If I click on the item and
go to properties is see a message - "Windows cannot load the device driver
for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing". There is a
troubleshooting feature available that guides me through uninstalling and
reinstalling the device. That didn't work. I also notice that, in that
properties dialog box, there is a list of the drivers. I can find the
drivers in the directory so I don't understand why they are not available.

Can you help me understand what has failed and what I need to do to correct
the problem?

Regards...David

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Anonymous
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March 13, 2005 8:06:15 PM

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Which version of Windows???? ... Ben Myers

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:47:50 GMT, "David Glass" <dglass@sonic.net> wrote:

>I have an HP Pavilion model 8756c. Recently I am unable to access the CD
>drives. (The failure is probably related to recently running a defrag and
>disc-cleanup.) When I go to Device Manager is see two drives listed - LG
>CD-ROM CDR-8483B and Mitsumi CR-4804TE. There is an icon - a yellow circle
>with an exclamation point - next to each device. If I click on the item and
>go to properties is see a message - "Windows cannot load the device driver
>for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing". There is a
>troubleshooting feature available that guides me through uninstalling and
>reinstalling the device. That didn't work. I also notice that, in that
>properties dialog box, there is a list of the drivers. I can find the
>drivers in the directory so I don't understand why they are not available.
>
>Can you help me understand what has failed and what I need to do to correct
>the problem?
>
>Regards...David
>
>
Anonymous
a b α HP
March 14, 2005 12:14:12 AM

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Windows XP

<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:423472f8.1524511@nntp.charter.net...
> Which version of Windows???? ... Ben Myers
>
> On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:47:50 GMT, "David Glass" <dglass@sonic.net> wrote:
>
>>I have an HP Pavilion model 8756c. Recently I am unable to access the CD
>>drives. (The failure is probably related to recently running a defrag and
>>disc-cleanup.) When I go to Device Manager is see two drives listed - LG
>>CD-ROM CDR-8483B and Mitsumi CR-4804TE. There is an icon - a yellow
>>circle
>>with an exclamation point - next to each device. If I click on the item
>>and
>>go to properties is see a message - "Windows cannot load the device driver
>>for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing". There is a
>>troubleshooting feature available that guides me through uninstalling and
>>reinstalling the device. That didn't work. I also notice that, in that
>>properties dialog box, there is a list of the drivers. I can find the
>>drivers in the directory so I don't understand why they are not available.
>>
>>Can you help me understand what has failed and what I need to do to
>>correct
>>the problem?
>>
>>Regards...David
>>
>>
>
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Anonymous
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March 14, 2005 3:18:07 AM

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I think I would go into Device Manager and delete the CD drives. Then reboot
and see if XP autodetects them and installs working drivers.

Evidently you installed XP yourself, as Windows ME was the original. Did you do
a fresh install or an upgrade? If the latter, XP inherited all the registry
garbage that had accumulated in the ME environment... Ben Myers

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 21:14:12 GMT, "David Glass" <dglass@sonic.net> wrote:

>Windows XP
>
><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>news:423472f8.1524511@nntp.charter.net...
>> Which version of Windows???? ... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:47:50 GMT, "David Glass" <dglass@sonic.net> wrote:
>>
>>>I have an HP Pavilion model 8756c. Recently I am unable to access the CD
>>>drives. (The failure is probably related to recently running a defrag and
>>>disc-cleanup.) When I go to Device Manager is see two drives listed - LG
>>>CD-ROM CDR-8483B and Mitsumi CR-4804TE. There is an icon - a yellow
>>>circle
>>>with an exclamation point - next to each device. If I click on the item
>>>and
>>>go to properties is see a message - "Windows cannot load the device driver
>>>for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing". There is a
>>>troubleshooting feature available that guides me through uninstalling and
>>>reinstalling the device. That didn't work. I also notice that, in that
>>>properties dialog box, there is a list of the drivers. I can find the
>>>drivers in the directory so I don't understand why they are not available.
>>>
>>>Can you help me understand what has failed and what I need to do to
>>>correct
>>>the problem?
>>>
>>>Regards...David
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
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March 19, 2005 11:19:22 PM

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Ben...thanks for your reply.

Yes, I installed XP myself.

A little history on my problem...I lost the connection to my CD drives.
That is, in My Computer I couldn't see the CD drives and no applications
would recognize them. This may (probably) happened when I tried to use a
third-party burner software for the first time since upgrading to XP. I
read a MS KB article that said this could/would happen upon upgrade. The
article said to make a registry mod to correct the problem. I did it and it
did! The CD drives returned but the CDR is not recognized as a write device
(it originally was). If you have any suggestions I would appreciate them.


<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:4234d705.21439944@nntp.charter.net...
>I think I would go into Device Manager and delete the CD drives. Then
>reboot
> and see if XP autodetects them and installs working drivers.
>
> Evidently you installed XP yourself, as Windows ME was the original. Did
> you do
> a fresh install or an upgrade? If the latter, XP inherited all the
> registry
> garbage that had accumulated in the ME environment... Ben Myers
>
> On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 21:14:12 GMT, "David Glass" <dglass@sonic.net> wrote:
>
>>Windows XP
>>
>><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>>news:423472f8.1524511@nntp.charter.net...
>>> Which version of Windows???? ... Ben Myers
>>>
>>> On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:47:50 GMT, "David Glass" <dglass@sonic.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>I have an HP Pavilion model 8756c. Recently I am unable to access the
>>>>CD
>>>>drives. (The failure is probably related to recently running a defrag
>>>>and
>>>>disc-cleanup.) When I go to Device Manager is see two drives listed -
>>>>LG
>>>>CD-ROM CDR-8483B and Mitsumi CR-4804TE. There is an icon - a yellow
>>>>circle
>>>>with an exclamation point - next to each device. If I click on the item
>>>>and
>>>>go to properties is see a message - "Windows cannot load the device
>>>>driver
>>>>for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing". There is a
>>>>troubleshooting feature available that guides me through uninstalling
>>>>and
>>>>reinstalling the device. That didn't work. I also notice that, in that
>>>>properties dialog box, there is a list of the drivers. I can find the
>>>>drivers in the directory so I don't understand why they are not
>>>>available.
>>>>
>>>>Can you help me understand what has failed and what I need to do to
>>>>correct
>>>>the problem?
>>>>
>>>>Regards...David
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
a b α HP
March 20, 2005 10:11:59 PM

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"David Glass" <dglass@sonic.net> wrote in message
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Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 20:19:22 GMT

Ben...thanks for your reply.

Yes, I installed XP myself.

Hi David... I think what Ben meant was did you install Windows XP in a
different partition (aka drive)? Or did you install Windows XP on top of
the older OS? If the latter, this causes problems like you are having.

A little history on my problem...I lost the connection to my CD
drives. That is, in My Computer I couldn't see the CD drives and no
applications would recognize them. This may (probably) happened
when I tried to use a third-party burner software for the first
time since upgrading to XP. I read a MS KB article that said this
could/would happen upon upgrade. The article said to make a
registry mod to correct the problem. I did it and it did! The CD
drives returned but the CDR is not recognized as a write device (it
originally was). If you have any suggestions I would appreciate
them.

Windows XP has its own CD burning software built in. When it is working,
all you do is drag files over to the burner. Then when done, select
write or try to eject and then Windows XP will warn you about it hasn't
been written to yet.


Cheers!


___________________________________________
Bill (using a HP AMD 1.2GHZ & Windows 2000)
-- written and edited within Word 2000
Anonymous
a b α HP
March 21, 2005 12:07:26 AM

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I installed XP on top of the old OS.

"BillW50" <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote in message
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"David Glass" <dglass@sonic.net> wrote in message
news:eP%_d.11516$m31.120775@typhoon.sonic.net...
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 20:19:22 GMT

Ben...thanks for your reply.

Yes, I installed XP myself.

Hi David... I think what Ben meant was did you install Windows XP in a
different partition (aka drive)? Or did you install Windows XP on top of
the older OS? If the latter, this causes problems like you are having.

A little history on my problem...I lost the connection to my CD
drives. That is, in My Computer I couldn't see the CD drives and no
applications would recognize them. This may (probably) happened
when I tried to use a third-party burner software for the first
time since upgrading to XP. I read a MS KB article that said this
could/would happen upon upgrade. The article said to make a
registry mod to correct the problem. I did it and it did! The CD
drives returned but the CDR is not recognized as a write device (it
originally was). If you have any suggestions I would appreciate
them.

Windows XP has its own CD burning software built in. When it is working,
all you do is drag files over to the burner. Then when done, select
write or try to eject and then Windows XP will warn you about it hasn't
been written to yet.


Cheers!


___________________________________________
Bill (using a HP AMD 1.2GHZ & Windows 2000)
-- written and edited within Word 2000
Anonymous
a b α HP
March 21, 2005 1:43:21 AM

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"David Glass" <dglass@sonic.net> wrote in message
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Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 21:07:26 GMT

I installed XP on top of the old OS.

Oh David... That is a bad thing to do. And over time, Windows will
almost always get more and more unstable after time installing a newer
Windows over an older one. If there isn't anyway really worth saving on
that partition, then I highly recommend that you reinstall Windows XP
with the option of wiping out the old Windows.

Well on the other hand, you have important stuff on that partition and
then we have a real problem here. Although let me know, as it gets
complicated to explain. Be warned! If you wipe the old one out, you need
all of your install disks for your applications and stuff. And you might
also need Windows XP drivers for the modem and the sound card. Other
drivers too, but these two are the ones generally needed first if you
need any at all. So think about this very carefully first before doing
anything!



Cheers!


___________________________________________
Bill (using a HP AMD 1.2GHZ & Windows 2000)
-- written and edited within Word 2000
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