[SOLVED] HELP - Code 41 WINXP PRO
here's my problem:
My PC: HP a6230n
OS: WINXP PRO SP3
Problem: CD/DVD-RW Code 41 (HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GSA-H60L SCSI).
Here's how it started:
I attempted to start a game and was told to put the disk in the drive. Open the drive low-and-behold the disk is already in. I close it, try again, and it tells me the same thing. So I open My Computer and drive D:\ isn't being shown...
Here's what I've tried:
I open Device Manager and it tells me the most current driver is installed but the device itself is not found. I uninstall the device in DM and reinstall using Add Hardware. Still getting Code 41. Now I uninstall it again in DM and then shut down. Physically unplug the device and restart (scan for new hardware, none found; good at this point), shut down and then physically reinstall and restart. Using Add Hardware I reinstall the device and I still get Code 41.
Now after trying everything I can do physically, I go to HP's website to get a new driver. DL the new driver and attempt to install, not compatible with WINXP.
I'm out of ideas, can anyone help?
(Just paid tuition so BUY anything is out...)