I have a Dell E-1705 with the DVD+R/RW Drive Model TS-L532. A while back I noticed that windows XP Pro would not find the drive in windows explorer. I tried several things, uninstalling-reinstalling, drivers, things like that, but nothing has worked. If I go into the device properties I get the message
"Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)
Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device."
Troubleshooting does no good. I bought, through Dell, a brand new CD/DVD drive for the PC, but still have the same issue. I want to re-format & re-install windows on this machine to clean it up , but cannot do that without the CD drive....