PC Dropping CD Drives (XP)
Posted on 2003-03-11
My computer has decided to start dropping CD drives... first my CD-RW wouldn't write, then it disappeared from My Computer... then my main CD-ROM disappeared from My Computer.
Device Manager shows both devices with the lovely little yellow exclamation point and says:
"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device."
I have uninstalled/reinstalled both drives and the controller, unplugged and reattached the cables, scanned for viruses, and kicked the computer twice. Nothing worked.
I'm dealing with a P-IV 2.4 (4 months old) XP Pro all patched up and the drives are both LG
1) LG GCR-85 52X CD-ROM
2) LG GCE 8400B 40X12X40 CD-RW
I have not changed hardware or done anything to affect this that I know of. Any ideas? Help is appreciated.
I'm giving it all the points I have.