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Code 41 Error w/ CDRW/DVD drive

by paintnbike / December 25, 2003 11:51 PM PST

Hey, I was wondering if anyone could help me with this:

A while ago I installed Easy CD Creator 5 on this computer (Sony pcg fxa53 running XP with an INTERNAL Matshita 720 CD/RW-DVD drive). Ever since then, I got the following error in device manager:

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

I have since deleted anything to do with Easy CD Creator 5, but that hasn't help. I can't restore or "roll back" the driver either. Also, the drive spins just fine. Furthermore, I just tried to install a Philips USB CD drive and that doesn't work too! Any ideas would be appreciated!


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Re:Code 41 Error w/ CDRW/DVD drive AFTER removing Roxio.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2003 12:32 AM PST

have you read of this fix:?

go to


and Remove the


The issue is fairly well documented. Did you use Google to find an answer?

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Re:Re:Code 41 Error w/ CDRW/DVD drive AFTER removing Roxio.
by paintnbike / December 26, 2003 1:00 AM PST

Thanks Profitt,

No, I haven't read of that fix. How do I get to

I tried running that line, but that didn't work. I tried a Google search, but I didn't see that fix...good find = ) I hope...

Thanks again

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You use REGEDIT.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2003 1:12 AM PST

At least I do. I often just look to Upper or Lower Filters.

The issue is documented and similar/same to the Code 29, 31 issues noted at

Read a few of those and try it. You can remove those since you don't have Roxio installed.


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to michael perkins 27 June 1132pm

hi mic i had a similar problem with my Cd/Dvd Driver disappearing with error code 41 eventually i found this (microsoft Fix It ) site 0n 31-7 10 where i browsed and found an automatic fix which i was able to use successfully, my driver was automatically downloaded in a flash and the exclamation in device Drivers disappeared.
try this site after which you are offered to save the file on Desktop.

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I'm looking forward to the new forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2010 2:53 AM PDT

Threads with no activity past a year may automatically get closed. I've closed this one today.

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