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[SOLVED] Cd writer stopped working today

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bigmike302, Sep 8, 2004.

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  1. bigmike302

    bigmike302 Thread Starter

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    For some reason today i turned on my Pc to see it no longer shows my CD writer on (My Computer) list. After looking closely at the hardware profile it has a explination point on it and says (Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

    Yes i tried to uninstall the drivers but after a boot up it shows the same thing nothing there for my CD drive. XP wont detect it for some odd reason and i dont know why? its been fine for two years now. I even downloaded the manufacture s driver and software but i still get nothing. Anyone have any ideas?
    Just FYI its a (HP CD-writer plus 9100i)
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Did you recently add or remove any burning software?
     
  3. bigmike302

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    No software has been removed or added lateley.
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    I would guess its died.
    2 years is not an unusually short life, they are almost considered as a "consumable item" these days.
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    That's a nice way of putting it kiwiguy :D

    I refer to them as disposable or throw-aways :D
     
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  7. bigmike302

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    Omg thanks AcaCandy that was exactly the problem. I had forgotten i removed Easy CD Creator a few weeks ago and didnt know it makes that problem. I had not needed the cd rom since then. It might be a good idea to make a sticky about removing Easy CD Creator with that link if its a common problem.

    http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...kb;EN-US;314060
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty common, but more common for folks not to read a sticky :D

    One reason I usually ask about the burning software from the get go ;)
     
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