All CDRom Drives Not working in Win XP
Posted on 2003-03-03
WinXP SP1+ All Critical Updates - DX9
Teac W540E CD-R 40/12/48
Hi, My problem is that out of the blue my cd rom drives do not show up in windows, I've had them work perfectly in the past and work good sar far on this new install, about a month old. They still are visible in device manager but have an exclaimation point to indicate a problem. All have this error message.
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
The troubleshooter is of course usless because I uninstall all of them and reboot and get the same thing still. I should also add that DaemonTool's virtual CD-ROMs are also disabled. so that makes 5 cd drives all not work.
Suspecting an old DVD drive might be at fault I disabled the DVD drive by unplugging its power and IDE. Even with only that drive left I get this problem.
I also tried the primitive method deleting registry values pretaining to things where my CD drives names were. Rebooted, had no effect. I had backed backed these up and restored them.
Booted off windows XP CDRom, Suspected the drivers might have been corrupted as it is an old hard drive and have recently had problems with this. Unfortunatley I couldn't get these drivers off the CD in the recovery console because it doesn't let you leave the windows directory. But obviously the CD Drive works because it loaded all the files as if going to prepare for an install.
So question is if its the bad driver files, names are
how can I reload these, I was only able to find on the win CD and copy to floppy renamed of course from file.ex_ format
No recent installations Either, DX 9 was, a few days ago but I don't know how this could have had anything to do with CDROM besides I tried a restore point and it couldn't load the restore point proporly. I think it only keeps 1 days ago.
So if its the drivers I need some way to reinstall them. I'm kinda out of ideas here, maybe also registry settings but I wouldn't know what to do beyond what I tried. The fact that even the virtual CD Roms were down should tell us something. If you have any ideas post em.