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cannot find the hardware device (Code 41)

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September 17, 2011 1:42:21 AM

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. ???????????



September 17, 2011 8:23:53 AM

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.
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September 17, 2011 12:57:50 PM

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.

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September 17, 2011 2:03:57 PM

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.
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September 21, 2011 3:26:03 AM

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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September 16, 2012 4:34:05 PM

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