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Anonymous
March 29, 2005 3:45:06 PM

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Hello all....need MAJOR help. 2 computers with the same problem. Laptop as
well as PC. I installed a DVD copy program. The dvd drives are now missing.
I uninstalled and reinstalled, tried system recovery, updated driver (tells
me I already have the best driver) but it still tells me there is a problem
with the drive (CODE 41) I have physically removed the drive and
reinstalled. No drive icon/letter shows in MyComputer or Explorer. I used a
network to try to reinstall drivers but still tells me have the best driver
installed. Im at my wits end thinking I have to reformat and start over. ANy
suggestions? Most of the posts Ive found arent helpful to my problem. Thanks
in advance.

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Anonymous
March 29, 2005 3:58:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Sorry if you've already tried the following but not knowing what you've
tried I post the following possible Knowledge Base link for help with the
issue you describe:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314060

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"DRLJC" <DRLJC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6FA3185F-E84B-4DF5-9C85-89F6D3543837@microsoft.com...
> Hello all....need MAJOR help. 2 computers with the same problem. Laptop as
> well as PC. I installed a DVD copy program. The dvd drives are now
> missing.
> I uninstalled and reinstalled, tried system recovery, updated driver
> (tells
> me I already have the best driver) but it still tells me there is a
> problem
> with the drive (CODE 41) I have physically removed the drive and
> reinstalled. No drive icon/letter shows in MyComputer or Explorer. I used
> a
> network to try to reinstall drivers but still tells me have the best
> driver
> installed. Im at my wits end thinking I have to reformat and start over.
> ANy
> suggestions? Most of the posts Ive found arent helpful to my problem.
> Thanks
> in advance.
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 11:41:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

This applies to XP also if you have TweakUI...
Missing Drives in My Computer and Windows Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;191579

My CD drives have vanished (from Explorer, Device Manager, etc.)
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.php#problems

Restore Missing CD Drive
http://aumha.org/downloads/cdgone.zip

[[The popular CDGONE patch. CD drives may vanish in Windows Explorer, Device
Manager, etc. if a third-party CD-burning package has been uninstalled and
Registry references for some code modules aren’t removed successfully. This
patch and a reboot usually will restore the missing drives. Any third
party package still required will then have to be re-installed. ]]
http://aumha.org/reg3.htm

[[For more information on this and other possible causes, see the “Problems”
section of Alex Nichol’s Burning CDs in Windows XP article.]]
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.htm

CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive appears to be missing after you install
Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320553

CD-ROM Access Is Missing and Messages Cite Error Code 31, Code 32, Code 19,
or Code 39 After You Remove Easy CD Creator in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314060

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:6FA3185F-E84B-4DF5-9C85-89F6D3543837@microsoft.com,
DRLJC <DRLJC@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hello all....need MAJOR help. 2 computers with the same problem.
> Laptop as well as PC. I installed a DVD copy program. The dvd drives
> are now missing. I uninstalled and reinstalled, tried system
> recovery, updated driver (tells me I already have the best driver)
> but it still tells me there is a problem with the drive (CODE 41) I
> have physically removed the drive and reinstalled. No drive
> icon/letter shows in MyComputer or Explorer. I used a network to try
> to reinstall drivers but still tells me have the best driver
> installed. Im at my wits end thinking I have to reformat and start
> over. ANy suggestions? Most of the posts Ive found arent helpful to
> my problem. Thanks in advance.
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