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CD drives not showing in My Computer

My CD Drives are shown the yellow '!' symbol in Device Manager, and are not
showing up in my computer. I've tried uninstalling them. But it keeps on
going back to the same thing. I also tried updating the drivers, but the same thing comes back. This computer is brand new. about 5 days old. these are the parts:

CDRW/DVD drive
Windows XP Professional 64 Bit Edition
AMD 4200+ Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core

both CD drives are internal.

I also tried system restore... but everytime i do that it goes through and tells me that i could not restore.

Which OS you are using?.

If windows XP the drivers will automatically identified by your OS.

In some cases you want to install proper Chipset device drivers which will comes with your Mainboard.

If your system is branded then you can use the Restore CD pack which will contain chipset drivers n os.

I think this will solve u'r problem.

Is it a homemade PC or a pre-built one?

If it is the former, k_s_baskar covered everything perfectly. You might want to uninstall the chipset drivers, then reinstall them too...
Talk2Tom11 wrote:

Windows XP Professional 64 Bit Edition

Could be that you have 32 bit drivers that are not compatible with 64 bit windows.
Try going to your CD drive's manufacturers and look for 64 bit drivers or go to microsoft's website and look for a workaround for your specific problem.
I found the solution to my problem:

Error Code 41 - Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

A driver was loaded but Windows cannot find the device. This happens when Windows does not detect a non-Plug and Play device.
If the device was removed, uninstall the driver, install the device, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver. If the hardware was not removed, obtain a new or updated driver for the device.

If the device is a non-Plug and Play device, a newer version of the driver might be needed. To install non-Plug and Play devices, use the Add Hardware wizard. Click Performance and Maintenance on Control Panel, click System, and on the Hardware tab, click Add Hardware Wizard.

On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooting wizard.

Even if the device was not removed, you may want to remove it and try the complete uninstall / re-install.

From Windows XP Knowledge Base:

CD-ROM access is missing and messages cite error Code 31, Code 32, Code 19, Code 39, or Code 41 after you remove Easy CD Creator in Windows XP

1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry:
3. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
4. Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry:
5. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
6. Quit Registry Editor.NOTE: After you remove the Upperfilters value and the Lowerfilters value, if you notice lost functionality in a particular program, such as CD recording software, you may need to reinstall that software. If the problem recurs, consult with the software vendor for assistance.
7. Restart your computer.
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