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I need some help with CD drives (Vanity)
February 12, 2005

Posted on 02/12/2005 1:50:43 PM PST by Howlin

I put a music CD that came with a book into my computer last night, played, and now my computer won't recognize either my CD or my CD writer.

I've tried everything; Norton, Restore, rebooting.

Does anybody have any suggestions about what I might try now?


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1 posted on 02/12/2005 1:50:44 PM PST by Howlin
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To: 1stMarylandRegiment; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; ...

Pardon the ping, but I am getting desperate here!

I need to burn some CDs tonight and the computer can't "see" them!


2 posted on 02/12/2005 1:54:51 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin

DOes your computer still recognize the CDROM drive?
Try clicking, My computer--do you see your CD Drive listed?
If not, then run Hardware manager and reinstall it.
If you see your CD listed, then right click on My computer and select PROPERTIES, HARDWARE, Device Manager and scroll down to your drive, right click on it and check on the tabs, maybe you just need to reinstall the driver.


3 posted on 02/12/2005 1:57:48 PM PST by GRRRRR (America the Wonderful! Optimism beats Pessimism Every Time!)
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To: Howlin
Pardon the ping, but I am getting desperate here!

I need to burn some CDs tonight and the computer can't "see" them!


here's a bttt
4 posted on 02/12/2005 2:01:51 PM PST by firewalk
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To: Howlin
Definitely a hardware recognition problem. Your computer forgot you have a CDR. Or, it is not enabling it because the driver is corrupted or incorrect. Try rolling the driver back, an at the same time you will be able to see if the CDR is enabled and installed in the hardware directory.

It is in the control panel.

If not, remove it by deleting it in the system directory and allow the computer to find it again and reinstall on reboot. It may be having a resource conflict and it should sort it out by it's self. Recent additions to the system often cause this to occur and goofy drivers from Microsoft update can also cause this.

Happens all the time to me.

5 posted on 02/12/2005 2:06:36 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Howlin

I'll ask Mr. Okie when he finishes napping. He's the computer geek here at the house.


6 posted on 02/12/2005 2:09:52 PM PST by annyokie (Laissez les bons temps rouler !)
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To: Howlin
Does anybody have any suggestions about what I might try now?

If you need to replace that CD burner, here is a new one that was just announced -

(Sorry, I couldn't resist. Good luck with your PC.)

7 posted on 02/12/2005 2:09:56 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: GRRRRR; Cold Heat

It doesn't recognize it in My Computer; I'm running Windows XP; do I go to the Device Manager now?


8 posted on 02/12/2005 2:09:58 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin

Would help if you gave some specifics as to machine hardware, processor, maker, etc, and then major software specifics, and CD package that you are using to do the writing.


9 posted on 02/12/2005 2:10:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Howlin; patton

since you were such a HUGE help to me, Patton, please assist howlin with her cd problem....


10 posted on 02/12/2005 2:11:11 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Howlin

Oh, hey this is where we chant the mantra:

"Throw away your PC and buy a MAC"
"Dump windows and go with linux"
"Bill Gates is the anti-Christ".

yada yada yada

You got FR mail on a fix.


11 posted on 02/12/2005 2:11:13 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Howlin

Were you using Media Player? My computer had a similar problem a few days ago, which was fixed when I downloaded a critical update that was for Media Player. If not, reinstall your cd burner, or the drivers for it. I am actually quite hopeless about this, but FReepers NCDave4Life and Prospero have walked me through so many crises that I sorta know what i'm doing. Also, unplugging the computer comletely and cold booting might be a good idea. Seems to work for me.


12 posted on 02/12/2005 2:11:32 PM PST by RepublicanReptile ('Open your mind, close the Border")
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To: Howlin

don't you wish one of them could just come to your house to fix it? i feel so hopeless with techno stuff, hope someone can help you.


13 posted on 02/12/2005 2:12:30 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: ncdave4life; Prospero

You boys know how to fix computers, come help Howlin.


14 posted on 02/12/2005 2:13:12 PM PST by RepublicanReptile ('Open your mind, close the Border")
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To: Howlin
Do you have adequate backup for data and system?

AT some point someone will likely suggest to totally reformat and rebuild it all.
15 posted on 02/12/2005 2:13:27 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Howlin

Not sure if you've tried this, but have you ejected the drive while the computer was booting? I had a similar problem where I tried to format a CD to be drag-and-drop compatible, but then didn't want to eject. I fixed it by opening the drive while WinXP was loading.


16 posted on 02/12/2005 2:14:15 PM PST by Terpfen (New Democrat Party motto: les enfant terribles)
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To: Howlin
Yes! Delete it in the list and reboot.

it should already be flagged by a yellw exclamation mark. You may need your XP disk to reload drivers, or your CDR disk.

let me know what it does on reboot.

17 posted on 02/12/2005 2:14:21 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; RedBloodedAmerican

Windows XP Professional; Dell 8520;

When I ran ADD HARDWARE the CD drives have YELLOW exclamantion points next to them and say

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


18 posted on 02/12/2005 2:14:48 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And you may need the original XP Windows CD and the Product Key....if it has to go that far,....


19 posted on 02/12/2005 2:15:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Howlin
Dang, it must be an epidemic!!! Wish I could help, but I've been tearing my hair out for over a week. Switched from Earthlink to Verizon DSL, and it's been nothing but trouble.

I never know from one minute to the next whether or not I'm gonna get kicked off the 'Net.

Computers: they're the greatest thing in the world when they're working properly, but when they give you problems, it's worse than raising teenagers ;-)

20 posted on 02/12/2005 2:20:06 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Cold Heat; RedBloodedAmerican

I'm not ignorning you.......I'm trying to find what you've told me and following instructions.

BRB.


21 posted on 02/12/2005 2:21:16 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin

When I ran ADD HARDWARE the CD drives have YELLOW exclamantion points next to them and say

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

That sounds like some progress....hmmm....hardware trouble perhaps.

This is not a laptop?

If not , you might open it up and check the cables....what else is on the same IDE cable and is that device working? If so then check the cable attaching directly to the CD Writer itself.... However if neither device on the IDE cable is working then check the cable where it is plugged into the motherboard....

22 posted on 02/12/2005 2:21:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Howlin

There are several things that could have occured. Re-boot will tell the tale. A cold restart is best.


23 posted on 02/12/2005 2:23:23 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Cold Heat

I've deleted them from Device Manager and now I'm going to reboot. First I need to find the CD for them!

BRB.

(And thank you ALL. I knew I could count on some help here.)


24 posted on 02/12/2005 2:24:35 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin


Unplug power cord to your computer....

Then open your computer and carefully unplug both connectors to your CD player. To be really sure unplug where it connects to the motherboard too. Plugin-unplug a few times to rub off any oxidation and to reseat the connectors. Push them in all the way.

You prolly don't want to do the above. Save it for last resort


25 posted on 02/12/2005 2:24:46 PM PST by dennisw (Qur’an 9:3 “Allah and His Messenger dissolve obligations.”)
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To: Howlin

You may or may not need the disk.It will ask for it.


26 posted on 02/12/2005 2:25:34 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: dennisw; Howlin

Should have ask how old the computer is, and when the interior (cabling) was last touched.


27 posted on 02/12/2005 2:27:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Howlin
I put a music CD that came with a book

Take out the damn book, its clogging up the gears........

28 posted on 02/12/2005 2:31:12 PM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

My computer is in a room that has the window open 90% of the year. I have to reseat video cards, memory chips, hard drive connectors every once in a while. I'm fairly sure it's due to humidity and oxidation hurting contacts


29 posted on 02/12/2005 2:31:36 PM PST by dennisw (Qur’an 9:3 “Allah and His Messenger dissolve obligations.”)
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To: dennisw
I'm fairly sure it's due to humidity and oxidation hurting contacts,/I>

A frequent problem.her drives are likely daisy chained and the connector at the mother boardmay have lost it's connection.

We shall see.

30 posted on 02/12/2005 2:33:40 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Cold Heat

My tags are malfunctioning......lol


31 posted on 02/12/2005 2:34:50 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: dennisw; Howlin; Cold Heat
I can't find a dell 8520, found this though:


32 posted on 02/12/2005 2:38:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Cold Heat

You running SCSI?


33 posted on 02/12/2005 2:39:46 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

ROFL!


34 posted on 02/12/2005 2:42:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Not sure what the heck it is. I have changed and upgraded a half dozen times. I have used multiple mothers and I can't recall what is running now.


35 posted on 02/12/2005 2:43:26 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Howlin

Howlin, come back, lets do the hardware stuff.....

In my place a could spend days looking for my CD's....


36 posted on 02/12/2005 2:44:10 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I have the same problem.


37 posted on 02/12/2005 2:44:52 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Howlin

A driver was loaded but Windows cannot find the device. This happens when Windows does not detect a non-Plug and Play device.

If the device was removed, uninstall the driver, install the device, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver. If the hardware was not removed, obtain a new or updated driver for the device.

If the device is a non-Plug and Play device, a newer version of the driver might be needed. To install non-Plug and Play devices, use the Add Hardware wizard. Click Performance and Maintenance on Control Panel, click System, and on the Hardware tab, click Add Hardware Wizard.

On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooting wizard.


38 posted on 02/12/2005 2:47:45 PM PST by GRRRRR (America the Wonderful! Optimism beats Pessimism Every Time!)
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To: Cold Heat

Probably not SCSI , as that is a very deliberate act, I have a
a PCI SCSI card ( only 160 Mbyte / s transfer rate ) but 3 SCSI Maxtor Atlas 10 K disks for 72 Gigabytes of capacity.

Motherboard is Gigabyte with an AMD64 3000+ processor. kind of overkill for a Browsing system, but very responsive.... I love it.


39 posted on 02/12/2005 2:48:03 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: dennisw; Howlin
My computer is in a room that has the window open 90% of the year<>/I>

you obviously do NOT live in Ohio..

Good luck Howlin.. sounds like you have some expert help all over the place.

I have had mucho problems myself the past couple months...

40 posted on 02/12/2005 2:48:17 PM PST by DollyCali (Lt. Gen. James Mattis = My kinda Guy! A Patriot & a Warrior.))
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To: GRRRRR
The Device was running last night.
41 posted on 02/12/2005 2:49:12 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: DollyCali

I have my windows open too, but I live near the beach.


42 posted on 02/12/2005 2:50:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Cool! I have a Volkswagen compared to that.

Using a lap at the moment.

Wifey is playing games on my turkey.

43 posted on 02/12/2005 2:50:34 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Question, does your AMD run SP-2. Mine will not.


44 posted on 02/12/2005 2:51:55 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Cold Heat
Should have added , that I am running Linux..Xandros V3, which also helps with responsiveness.....XP Pro is slow in contrast as a browsing machine, even with Firefox..,
45 posted on 02/12/2005 2:53:08 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Cold Heat
Question, does your AMD run SP-2.

I have a second machine with a DFI motherboard and an AMD64 3000+ running XP Pro that I have updated to SP2, use it for TV viewing , has an ATI AIW 9600 video card, and regular 7200 rpm disk not as responsive as a browsing machine. have it off the internet because of all the Malware....

46 posted on 02/12/2005 2:56:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I traced it down to the processor or chip set in my laptop.

The 64 bit architecture balks and crashes on SP-2 security algorithms.

47 posted on 02/12/2005 2:56:42 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; GRRRRR; RedBloodedAmerican; dennisw; Cold Heat

Okay; I went to Device Driver and uninstalled the cd rom and the cd writer.

I shut it off.

When I turned it back on, it FOUND both of them; I got the "bubble"

But then nothing happened.

Isn't it suppose to ask me to install it?

dennis and Ernest, I've never opened it at all. It's that clam thing! I've never added anything to it, period. (But I will if I have to!)

Ernest it's an 8250


48 posted on 02/12/2005 2:57:24 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin
If it is not asking it should be satified.

Try it??? and if itisnot working,take another gander at the system directory and see if it is flagged and why.

49 posted on 02/12/2005 2:59:30 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Cold Heat

Well, now they have yellow exclamation points by them again in the Device manager.

When I put a CD into the drives, the green lights flashes for a few times and then just stops.

And now I am getting this message:

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)


50 posted on 02/12/2005 3:03:35 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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