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cannot find the hardware device (Code 41)

All I want to do is burn a cd... I have 3 yellow exclamation figures
and when I hit properties the following is what I get in return:


Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)


One day is was working and now this....... Please help ! I have looked at MANY fixes and all it does is confuse me more.
I at one time had a D drive and a E drive .... Now I see the regular stuff
and a "G" drive. ???????????
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  1. restuccia said:
    All I want to do is burn a cd... I have 3 yellow exclamation figures
    and when I hit properties the following is what I get in return:


    Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)


    One day is was working and now this....... Please help ! I have looked at MANY fixes and all it does is confuse me more.
    I at one time had a D drive and a E drive .... Now I see the regular stuff
    and a "G" drive. ???????????



    At the risk of being redundant, in device manager, delete the yellowed devices and reboot.
  2. ksiemb said:
    At the risk of being redundant, in device manager, delete the yellowed devices and reboot.



    Thank you very much. I did as you said twice - each time they were back
    just as they were.
  3. Code 41
    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:
    •If the device was removed, uninstall the driver, connect the device, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.
    •If the hardware was not removed, the driver files might be obsolete. In this case, update the driver from Device Manager. In the device Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard. Follow the instructions to update the driver.
    •If the device is a non-Plug and Play device, you may have to install a newer version of the driver. To install non-Plug and Play devices, use the Add Hardware wizard. Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type hdwwiz.cpl.

    NOTE: in device mgr, right click device to scan for hardware changes, update driver etc.
  4. ksiemb,
    I want to thank you for all of your help. I have finally given up. I did all of your help and then some. Nothing ever changed.
    Just wanted to thank you
    .
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