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CD ROM Not Working on IBM ThinkPad A31

Posted on 2004-08-27
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I have a Windows 2000 notebook SP4 with a CDR-DVD.  All of a sudden the drive does not work, computer management says
:This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

I've tried thr troubleshooter and no dice.  I uninstalled, rebooted W2k discovered the device and still the above problem.  I replaced the drive with another that does work and I put mine in another notebook and it works.  So must be some type of conflict but not sure where to go next.

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Do you think if this would be the cause

Cannot Access CD-ROM and "Code 31" Error Message in Device Manager After You Remove Adaptec Easy CD Creator from Your Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q270/0/08.ASP&NoWebContent=1

CD-ROM access from MY Computer is unavailable after you remove software?
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBM/tip6200/rh6278.htm
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