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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:26 pm

I'm at a loss. Just randomly, I go into Nero to burn a DVD, no drive found, so I go into My Computer... nothing there. When I go into the device manager, it says this for the status of my drives:

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)


Anyone have a clue WTF happened and what to do to fix this?
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Postby Scour on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:30 pm

Hello!

Maybe you deinstall the IDE-driver and reinstall it?
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:40 pm

Nope, that didn't do it.
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Postby ETP on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:50 pm

Are your IDE channels present in your BIOS?

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Postby ETP on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:50 pm

Next , are your drives present in your bios?

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Postby ETP on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:53 pm

Next! R&R drives as well as safe boot and remove useless hardware in device manager.

Next! Update mobo drivers as well as reflash your bios with current FW!

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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:53 pm

Yup, it's in the BIOS. I've never heard of something like this before...
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Postby Scour on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:55 pm

ETP wrote:Next , are your drives present in your bios?


I think tey are because you can´t deinstall in the device-manager the IDE-drivers.

Maybe a HD-failure, corrupt sectors?

Or try to re-install windows in Repair Mode:

Boot from CD, selcet first Windows install then press "R" when selected partition with Windows
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Postby ETP on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:56 pm

How old is your computer?

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Postby ETP on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:57 pm

Scour has a good point! Time to reload windows/reformat hd!

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Postby ETP on Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:11 pm

PS/ sometimes we lose our way when we get old! LOL

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Postby Ian on Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:16 pm

Wiz, I stole em out of your computer when you were at school. I replaced them with cardboard copies so you wouldn't notice.

I'm kidding. No idea what's wrong with your computer. You sure your school's techs didn't look at it? :wink:
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:09 pm

I had to reformat it, :(

Got the really important stuff off of it though and onto a USB Flash Drive of mine.

For some reason, when I put in the XP install disk and did what you normally do to get to the automatic repair thing, it just didn't give me the option.
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Postby Gen-An on Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:26 pm

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3 ... 8&x=12&y=8

That probably would have solved the problem without the need for a reformat. Nevermind the fact that it mentions Easy CD Creator, as I had iTunes do the same thing to my drives, and that was a quick fix.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:59 am

haha doesn't it feel good to format windows hard drive

i think my record in a day for one computer is 4 times

not that i HAD to, because i didn't like the O/S for a couple of hours then changed it

im now back to win xp x32, after a week or so in x64 is just starts lockin up

i think its cause winamp doesn't fully support it, and that is interacting with trillian

just a guess though
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:35 am

my record for WinOS installs in a day is at least 4, or maybe 5 times. That's only happend to me twice that I can remember though. Once was recently when I was having HDD problems (partial corruption) and the other time was a long time ago, but basically the same reasons.
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Postby flash on Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:25 pm

I have been having the same problem recently.
I just finished doing a fresh install of XP Pro and then
my DVD Rom disappeared!
It happened after installing and updating the newest
Nero updates (6 Ultra)!
I disabled InCD using msconfig and that seemed to have
helped but the problem is has happened twice in the last week
or so since disableing InCD.
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:08 am

just choose not to install incd

also isn't incd on its own nero package?
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Postby ETP on Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:27 am

Sonic DLA is even worse!

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