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AnyDVD Drive Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bsommer109, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. bsommer109

    bsommer109 Thread Starter

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    I Installed AnyDVD about a week ago and everything was fine but today BOTH my optical drives are not being located in explorer...they are not autoplaying either.

    In device manager both have yellow exclamation marks next to them

    and both state
    "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

    Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device."

    I have tried uninstalling AnyDVD NUMEROUS times along with uninstallnig THEN reinstalling it...still no luck. I also tried reinstalling the drive but on restart it still doesnt recongize either drive!

    I even tired installing a new driver for one of the drives and it said it cannot regonzie the hardware or smoething and it closed...wtf ?

    This is very frusterating...as I have had other unresolved troubles with another PC and one of it's DVD drives
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    As far as I am aware, AnyDVD software has the purpose of disabling copy protection, therefore help on it's operation would be prohibited by the forum rules.

    But I suspect your problem is more one of hardware (possibly the IDE bus) that is the cause rather than software.

    Have you checked internally that the ribbon cable from the drives is securely plugged in, particularly at the motherboard end?

    Also if one drive had a hardware fault, it could stop the other drive being recognised. Try them one at a time?
     
  3. bsommer109

    bsommer109 Thread Starter

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    it doesnt have anything to do with hardware....nor does it have much to do with AnyDVD...i really want AnyDVD uninstalled...i just want my drives to work again :(

    Both drives hardware wise are working fine , they both operate ok and i hardly ever open my pc case, i havnt in at least 2 months so it cant be the ide wire or whatever
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    OK, now I am a bit sorry I bothered to reply...

    Your thread title - "AnyDVD Drive Help" meant what then?

    And if both drives are actually operating OK as you now state, I have some difficulty understanding what the problem is, as you clearly stated "today BOTH my optical drives are not being located in explorer...they are not autoplaying either" in your first post.

    See why I am confused?

    Good luck!
     
  5. bsommer109

    bsommer109 Thread Starter

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    sorry for the confusion mate

    what i ment was they both operate ok is they are both opening and closing fine...the light on the optical drives are also working so they're not dead...it has something to do with drivers or something because WINDOWS isnt reconzing or autoplaying either drive.
     
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