Hi! Day 2 of my Windows 7 adventures and I'm enjoying the new OS. Few problems that I'm working on currently but the premier one is that both my CDRW (Lite-on 52x) and DVDRW (TDK) in Device Manager are throwing a Code 39. I've included a screenie. The PCI Input Device is likewise but is one of my few problems that I'm not concerned about and still working on. Strangely, both devices were working fine yesterday as I used them both to install some programs. Perhaps not so strangely they ceased working (though I didn't realize it immediately) after I installed Interview's WinDVD software Suite. Reading through these and many other forums I've deduced that its an issue with the cd-rom drivers
that program installed and I've removed them, leaving only the Windows generic drivers. Still no happiness.
Reading through these forums I found a post detailing a fix to this sort of problem (Link here
) however this did not resolve my problem. In fact it made it worse. Not sure what prompted it exactly but upon reboot Windows said there was an issue and could not load up giving me only two options. First was a system restore (thank god for these things) and just booting into Windows normally. I took the system restore...but am now wondering what would've happened if I traveled down the road less...traveled.
Long story short I intend to try the registry hack one more time and if prompted simply boot into Windows normally. If this does not work then I intend to reinstall Windows 7 and reformat my C: drive again. This isn't all that bad as all my files and programs reside on another drive. Before this happens though I'm throwing my plight out to the community in hopes there might be a more elegant solution...
Cue supportive community.