Nec nd-6650a

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a NEC ND-6650A. The drive is not working – it has power and attempts to read but does not appear in Windows Explorer. It shows up in Device Manager with a warning icon. The following message is displayed: “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)”

Here are the device details:

IDE\CDROM_NEC_DVD±RW_ND-6650A___________________103D____\5&281D0FA6&0&0.0.0

I unistalled the device and the driver and reinstalled several times with no success.

I downloaded BinFlash and did a scan and the device was not found.

Any suggestions?

I found this on another board and it worked for me:

  1. Open Device Manager

  2. Uninstall the driver for the DVD Drive

  3. Edit the Registry according to: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

  4. Reboot