I deleted the dvd/cd rom icon from the "Computer" window...


G

Guest

...and can't get it back. I think there may be a bug in Vista. Twice now,
when drawing the cursor across an Icon in the "Computer" window, the cursor
has picked up the Icon and when it slid under the frame of the window, the
file and/or device disappeared from the computer. It did not go into the
trash. It just vanished. In the case of the file, I was able to restore it
from a removable drive. In the case of my DVD-CD Rom, I have tried System
Restore, System Repair, uploading a driver (Can't find how to do this
sucessfully). The Driver Icon shows in the System File, but I can't activate
it. When I try to Recover it, Vista tells me "Windows cannot load the device
driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing (code 39).
I need a driver for OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7530 ATA. Haven't had any luck
finding it on the web. And, I can't do a Restore, because my backup is on a
CD Rom! Please Help!
 
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J

JimR

John Murphy said:
...and can't get it back. I think there may be a bug in Vista. Twice
now,
when drawing the cursor across an Icon in the "Computer" window, the
cursor
has picked up the Icon and when it slid under the frame of the window, the
file and/or device disappeared from the computer. It did not go into the
trash. It just vanished. In the case of the file, I was able to restore
it
from a removable drive. In the case of my DVD-CD Rom, I have tried System
Restore, System Repair, uploading a driver (Can't find how to do this
sucessfully). The Driver Icon shows in the System File, but I can't
activate
it. When I try to Recover it, Vista tells me "Windows cannot load the
device
driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing (code
39).
I need a driver for OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7530 ATA. Haven't had any luck
finding it on the web. And, I can't do a Restore, because my backup is on
a
CD Rom! Please Help!


Try uninstalling the drive in device manager, then reboot.
 
D

Don

Try uninstalling the drive in device manager, then reboot.

If that doesn't help you can try deleting C:\windows\inf\INFCACHE.1
as a safe experiment. (Edit its file perms to grant Full Control to
the Users group first.)
 
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