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    Re: CD drive driver failed to load

    replace the hardware with new one and see if work (use one from your friend). LG is not good peace of hardware (dvd/cd)

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    Re: CD drive driver failed to load

    There's only the DVD/CD driver to play with, nothing else. It's the only driver in device manager showing the exclamation point with yellow triangle. You're right in that it's a software issue, but what MB drivers are you talking about that may affect the DVD driver?
    If you go into Device Manager, then select Devices by connection on the View menu, you can see to which controller device your drive is attached. It will also help to identify which device could be causing the failure, because you'll be able to see which device is connected to the same controller as your DVD Drive.

    The screen shot I've attached to this post shows my Device Manager, which shows my DVD Writer connected to ATA Channel 1 on the PCI IDE Controller.

    The PCI IDE Controller is part of the motherboard, and if it has a failure, for whatever reason, the the devices attached to it will also not work. Try updating the driver for the PCI IDE Controller to which your DVD Drive is attached. You'll need to go to your motherboard manufacturer's website to download these drivers.

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    Re: CD drive driver failed to load

    Quote Originally Posted by datorec View Post
    LG is not good peace of hardware (dvd/cd)
    Really? I've had just the opposite experience. My LG DVD Writer is pushing 2 years old now, and it's still the only drive I know that can handle writing 90+ DVDs back-to-back without choking. The Gigabyte and Samsung drives I use on my other PCs usually require a break of 40 minutes or so to cool off after writing maybe 15 DVDs, otherwise they start creating coasters.

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    Re: CD drive driver failed to load

    Quote Originally Posted by dzomlija View Post
    If you go into Device Manager, then select Devices by connection on the View menu, you can see to which controller device your drive is attached. It will also help to identify which device could be causing the failure, because you'll be able to see which device is connected to the same controller as your DVD Drive.
    Thanks for the info--didn't know that you can have a by-connection device topology. If there is a failure in the PCI IDE controller, will it not have an exclamation point yellow triangular icon? I tried updating it and the result is I've got the latest version. Here's mine:


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    Re: CD drive driver failed to load

    Quote Originally Posted by dzomlija View Post
    Really? I've had just the opposite experience. My LG DVD Writer is pushing 2 years old now, and it's still the only drive...
    Good to hear.

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    Re: CD drive driver failed to load

    Quote Originally Posted by dzomlija View Post

    If you go into Device Manager, then select Devices by connection on the View menu, you can see to which controller device your drive is attached. It will also help to identify which device could be causing the failure, because you'll be able to see which device is connected to the same controller as your DVD Drive.

    The screen shot I've attached to this post shows my Device Manager, which shows my DVD Writer connected to ATA Channel 1 on the PCI IDE Controller.

    The PCI IDE Controller is part of the motherboard, and if it has a failure, for whatever reason, the the devices attached to it will also not work. Try updating the driver for the PCI IDE Controller to which your DVD Drive is attached. You'll need to go to your motherboard manufacturer's website to download these drivers.
    Dzomlija, if you're still around:

    The DVD drive tested OK by installing it in another computer. Updating the driver results in a message saying driver is already up to date.

    I also installed a fast CD drive, and it, too, has a yellow triangle in the device manager. Image attached.

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    Re: CD drive driver failed to load

    And the driver name is cdrom.sys

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    Re: CD drive driver failed to load

    Registry entries for DVD drive were corrupt; problem is fixed now.

    Last edited by MDOC; 11 Jan 2008 at 02:05.
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    Re: CD drive driver failed to load

    can anyone help me i am trying to install V cast music essentials kit and when i put the cd in to install the driver my computer doesn't even recognize the fact that i have a CD in there. and i have no directions to help me because it is suppossed to recognize the cd then prompt me to install. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP

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