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Windows not seeing cd drives??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SoSouthpaw, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. SoSouthpaw

    SoSouthpaw Thread Starter

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    Hello -
    I have windows XP on a dell. Sometime in the past 24hours my box must have been infected with something. Because, Windows cannot see my 2 cd drives. When I go into device manager there are two error icons on the cd drives (yellow cirlce with an explanation mark). When clicked on, the message that displays tells me windows has located the drivers for the cd drives, but cannot locate the hardware. I believe the error code was 41? Anyhow, it goes on to say that the drives may have come unplugged or, if they are plugged in, they may have failed altogether. Both the reasons is not the issue as they are plugged in and not failed. Can anyone provide some insight to this issue?
    Thanks.
     
  2. bonk

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    Download CDgone to your desktop.

    Right click and choose Extract All,
    open folder and double click on cdgone.reg file

    Do Not Click on EditReg.reg file

    Restart your PC
     
  3. SoSouthpaw

    SoSouthpaw Thread Starter

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    Wow - love the quick response. Thanks alot. I will do this asap tonight as I am at work (working - haha) right now. Thanks again!
     
  4. SoSouthpaw

    SoSouthpaw Thread Starter

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    Worked perfectly! Thanks!:D
     
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    Good to hear...thanks for the heads up.
     
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