So I have been using a Samsung SN-S802D DVD burner for about a year now in my Averatec 2100 laptop (replaced a bad toshiba one with it).
Today, randomly, without cause that I can determine, the drive disappeared from My Computer. I checked out the Device Manager, and under Driver it says: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.
I googled around for drivers but came up dry, all I find is firmware, and I have the newest firmware anyway.
I tried deleting the drive and letting Windows reinstall it, but the error re-appears. I also tried letting Windows search for a driver, didn't find one.
Why would this appear suddenly? Is the drive dead? Can someone please post the drivers?