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Unable to locate CD-ROM drive.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JayJay00, Jun 10, 2006.

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  1. JayJay00

    JayJay00 Thread Starter

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    I wasn't sure where to post this, but I tried to run one of my games today, and I got a pop-up saying that:

    Frozen Throne was unable to locate your CD-ROM drive.
    Please make sure your Frozen Throne disc is in your CD-ROM drive, then click on 'Retry'.


    I have never gotten this error before, so I right clicked on My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager. Then under DVD/CD ROM drives is has:

    ASUS CD-S480/A5
    HP DVD Writer 640c


    Next to these names there is an icon which has an exclamation point " ! ".

    I right clicked on ASUS CD-S480/A5 , then properties and the device status says:

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

    I am not sure what this exactly means, but I cannot load any of my games.


    Thanks.
     
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    I followed the instructions on the first link, and everything is working fine now.
    Thanks for the help :)
     
  4. ozrom1e

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    Do you shut down your computer when finsihed at the end of the day or leave it running?
     
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    I usually leave it running.
     
  7. ozrom1e

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    Not a good idea, I would shut it down and wait a few minutes and restart it and see if you get your drive back. Whether you get the drive to show or not it is not a good idea to leave your computer running all of the time.

    Reason why, The computer will get stale and not function properly and also if there is a thunderstorm and you are not home well you might find your computer either all over the place or possibly your house burnt down. Of course this is a worse case thing but still it is not a good thing. Also it helps the computer when you reboot or have to boot up so it gets refreshed and has the system defaults refreshed. Sort of like getting 8 hours of sleep for yourself.
     
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