Code 31 Error with DVD R/RW
Posted on 2004-08-11
Recently my DVD / CD-R drive quit working on my Dell running Win 2k. I just assumed the drive was bad, since I'd had problems with it off and on for 2 years...so I replaced it with a new DVD R/RW. What I found was the same problem was happening with this new drive. It shows up in device manager, but with a yellow !. I am getting a Code 31 error on it. I've read all of the info on this problem in this site and Microsoft. I did have Easy CD v. 5.3.5 loaded. It did not show up in the Add/Remove Programs option, so I went to Roxio website and read how to do a manual uninstall, deleting all of the .dll files associated with it, etc. I also did remove the upper and lower filters from the registry. It still will not work. I've copied the device drivers from another computer running Win2k and it still won't work. I've spent about 8 hours on this now...rebooting and praying and still nothing. I'm no novice at this and so this is frustrating. There was another shareware program that I loaded the day before this problem started, but I uninstalled it when I found that the problem may be linked to CD burning programs...this shareware had that option. It was called Media@Show or something...it was a trial before you buy. It seemed to uninstall ok, but I'm wondering if that's still corrupting something.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.