Hi Guy's I am having all kinds of problems here latley, could someone help please. Basicaly I downloaded a few drivers for a new printer I have and they have cause alot of problems, my system cannot see in control pannel my cdrw and my dvdrw, when I look in device manager they have yellow exclamation marks against them when I go to properties the message is "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)" this is the same message for both devices, I uninstalled them and windows finds them when I reboot but the same message. The cd/rw is a Lite on, and the dvd/rw is a philips 1640p Thanks Jan
The problem occured when you tried to install the NEW printer drivers??? have you tried uninstalling the printer to see if the New drivers are/where conflicting with your cd /dvd? what is the printer model/brand
god knows what I did I clicked on the driver and the next thing the printer had unistalled, I think something has taken the cd & dvd drivers as well (the ones that are part of windows)I have uninistalled everything that came with the printer but I have not re-installed it I am more concerned about getting the cd & dvd up and running again, Think I may have to re-load windows :( (the printer is epson R200) Jan
I cannot honestly see why printer drivers of any kind would affect the CD/DVD drives,the drivers for them so to speak are IDE drivers unless your CD/DVD need special drivers,most will run with the generic windows drivers,but again why printer software should remove them is beyond me. Did you download the printer drivers from a good source? and check them befroe install?,you could always delete the two optical drives from devive manager,reboot and let windows detect them again. click here for the error message.
Acolyte I have done that but to no avail still sam problem. Sattman Tried that, it didnt work Toni B How do I do that? I have tried to find the driver from other sites but nothing, my os is XP pro and my writers are Lite-on-LTR-52246s, cd/rw Philips dvdr 1640p dvd writer. I am blaming the printer drivers because thats the only thing I have done recently that could have something to do with it all. J