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Flash525

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#1 11 years ago

So, uhh... yea, my CD Drive, and my CDRW Drive are gone... I went to play a game like 5 minutes ago, and it didn't load up, so I went to My Computer to click on the CD Icon, and it isn't there... What the fuck is with that? The only thing that I've done with them as of recent (yesterday) was some update that Microsoft suggested I download. It didn't however say that it would un-install the damned things. Help?

Edit: Just been into the Device Manager, and they are there, but with a little yellow Explanation Mark next to them, when clicked (on properties) I get this:

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.

And I hate them damned troubleshooters.




Akula971

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#2 11 years ago

This is built into windows, it is called KTII system. It works like this. They produce software that is essential poo. They leave all the bugs in so that you can have hours of fun fixing them. When you do fix them, you think wow I sorted that out, I must be good at these computer things, I'm a computer god no less! because you know you could fix it and that your granny could not. (Pity Microsoft could not). So now you have "bonded" with your machine, you become more and more interested in its inner workings, just as most people are of their washing machines. So the KTII principle works again. Keep The Idiots Interested.

ah new depths of cynacism....LOL




Flash525

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#3 11 years ago

Aye, that may be true, but that doesn't help me, does it? :p I need my CD Drives Damn It :(




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#4 11 years ago

Have you tried rebooting? Something very similar to this happened a few months ago, and I realized I hadn't rebooted my PC in weeks. That tends to make computers do funny things. It's worth a try, right?




Flash525

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#5 11 years ago

When you say rebooting, you mean turning it on and off? - If so, I do this daily. If not, then I don't quite understand what you mean by 'rebooting'.




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#6 11 years ago

Oh, okay. That's exactly what I meant. I tend to leave my computer on for extended periods of time, so for me it sometimes becomes an issue. If you reboot daily, then I guess that's ruled out.

Tried updating your drivers?




Flash525

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#7 11 years ago

Have tried that already, I get the message:

The wizard could not find a better match for your Hardware than the Software you currently have installed.

So that rules out any updating. I also thought about Rolling Back the Driver, but it appears that I don't have any to Roll Back too. It would help if I knew when this problem happened. It was either yesterday, or today. It was yesterday that Microsoft decided it would fuck my PC over with them 'Microsoft Driver Updates' (which should be renamed 'Microsoft Driver Uninstallations') or whatever the hell it did.

Wonder if I could sue..




Akula971

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#8 11 years ago

Try that wonderful microsoft facility that takes your system in to the twilight zone, called "sytem restore" found in programs>accessories>system tools

Bet you feel foolish now eh?




Flash525

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#9 11 years ago

Ahem, not foolish, no. But wouldn't the system restore go back, and restore my computer from the last time I logged on (which was yesterday) - and the problem would still be there then. Besides, I don't really want to use that unless it is a last resort. Firstly because I don't now when the restore will take me back too, and I don't recall if it says, and secondly, I'd like to be able to sort the problem out, rather than taking 'the easy way'. Besides, I'm not entirely confident on using System Restore, I like to know exactly how some things work before I go tampering with them. The only other thing I thought of doing, was un-installing the drives, and then rebooting, but it managed somehow to install them again for me (partially) then once in 'Add New Hardware' it came up with the same message:

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.




Akula971

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#10 11 years ago

No.... system restore makes regular updates (if you have it turned on) and usually makes a restore point when YOU or MS change something. If you take it back to an earlier time that you don't like, you can always undo it and return to your current "happy" state of affairs.

Never ever try to use the Microsoft "troubleshoot" without medical supervision. It will only lead to maddness and or an empty feeling of "the hopelessness of it all" this is then followed by a wish to Pistol whip the git who designed it, and a strong desire to flay the executives who sat around the table on their fat arses and thought it a good idea.

I Love Microsoft, I really do.




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