MY COMPUTER does not recognize cd rom or r/w cd drives

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by jim fisher, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. jim fisher

    jim fisher Guest

    When I go to "My Computer" the cd drives are not listed and I cannot
    access either one. I am using XP Pro in a Dell 8200 computer. This is
    something that just developed and I do not know why.
    How can I get the computer to recognize these drives ??
    jim fisher, Oct 24, 2007
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    Zoom Guest

    Just upgrade to Windows Vista, the flawless, hassle free operating system
    you will never see this kind of problem again. It's perfection from
    Zoom, Oct 24, 2007
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  3. this problem seems to be more popular on vista.
    on xp, if you uninstall in hardware device manager, then reboot, xp will
    reinstall 'em.

    Roy Collingwood, Oct 24, 2007
  4. jim fisher

    richard Guest

    I had the same problem with mine once. Then it donned on me what the
    simple cure was.
    Open Device manager. You will probably find the cd icon has a little
    red x beside it. This means the device is disabled.
    Which is why it's not showing on your "my computer" list.
    Open the device and click "enable", the red x disappears and the
    drives suddenly appear on the list.
    While you're in manager, go through each item and check for other
    little red x's.
    richard, Oct 24, 2007
  5. You may have (un)installed some cd/dvd burning program, or a virtual cd/dvd
    driver. Google for "filter drivers".
    wisdomkiller & pain, Oct 24, 2007
  6. jim fisher

    jim fisher Guest

    Didn't work. After rebooting there was the same yellow flag and the
    error "Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware
    but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)"
    Any other ideas ??
    jim fisher, Oct 25, 2007
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    TJ Guest

    Scroll down to 41.

    TJ, Oct 25, 2007
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    Mara Guest
    Mara, Oct 25, 2007
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