The problem is this
I cannot see the CD-RW icon in My Computer after a WinXP-SP2 install.
Yellow icon in device manager against the drive name.
"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"
This happened after i upgraded to the WinXP from Win98
The drive had worked perfectly for past 4 years...till now. and now also I used it to install the same WinXP....10 min ago!!! So drive failure ruled out. BIOS shows drive correctly.
Win XP SP2
LG 52X-32X-10X CD-RW GCE8525B - The only disk drive apart from the 40GB HDD
This is What I have tried so far - and prblem not solved yet:
1. Rebooting : Didnt help
2. Removing and Reinstalling the drive in Device Manager : Not useful - it reloads the old drivers
3. Upgrading the driver : Win says it is having the best driver . will not upgrade.
4. The registry edit suggested on the various forums, including this one.
In this I can not find the reg values mentioned .
I searched. They are not present.!!!!
5. I have considered another solution suggested: The device Firmware upgrade for the CD-RW drive itself !! Found it on LG site. The warnings on the site freaked me out....Will it be really required ??
I request all you good people out there to suggest me further.
I do not wish to re-install. Somehow i suspect a re-install will give same problem again. I am very scared to do that drive hardware upgrade . it may spoil the drive permanently.
Is a good driver of GCE8525B available for WindowsXP-SP2
and Is ther a way to force system to take this new driver?
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