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CD rom drive wont load on comp!:(

By Aceaceinyoface
Mar 19, 2007
  1. I have a Tsstcorp cd rom drive/dvd i believe that came with my emachines comp. I have already uninstalled it and tried installing it and it still didnt work. It keeps saying "Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. "(Code 37)

    So i dont know what to do:(
     
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 528

    Most times you wont have "Device Driver" issues with CD rom drives. Look for a Firmware upgrade.
     
  3. Aceaceinyoface

    Aceaceinyoface TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Actually its a dvd/cd rom drive combo. Not sure if that will affect anything. Also im not sure where to look for a firmgrade upgrade.
     
  4. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 528

    go to yahoo and type something like "T420n firmware upgrade"
     
  5. Aceaceinyoface

    Aceaceinyoface TS Rookie Topic Starter

    interesting i typed that in and got this thread and 3 other non helpful links what gives.
     
  6. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 528

    Who is the manufacturer of that drive? Get the model number off it and just look up "<model # here> firmware upgrade"
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,926   +167

    Try Google :rolleyes:
     
  8. Aceaceinyoface

    Aceaceinyoface TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I'm not sure where to look for the maker of the drive but i believe it is samsung however i still dontknow where to find the model number.

    Would tsstcorp cd rom drive ts-h552d be the maker and model number of drive?

    I found this but... do i have to open my comp and replace it? and where do i get a 80 pin at and is this even the solution to my problem?

    I found this thing from another site but dont know if it works

    Source:
    1. drive was attached with a 40-Pin IDE cable instead a 80-Pin U-DMA cable
    2. in device manager was PIO-Mode instead Ultra DMA
    3. drive has "cable select" jumper an was attached as single drive on second IDE port (primary IDE port was free)
    Solution:
    1. replace 40-Pin cable with one 80-Pin
    2. change jumper to "Master" and plug-in cable in to primary IDE port
    3. Reboot- SUCCESS!
    No problems with the perfomance and reading/writing errors!
     
  9. Aceaceinyoface

    Aceaceinyoface TS Rookie Topic Starter

  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,926   +167

    If it is working now, don't bother with the bin file
     
  11. Aceaceinyoface

    Aceaceinyoface TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Ya um actually i just copied that from a site but thats not mine i dont even know if it works or not mine however still doesnt work.:(
     
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,926   +167

    So... are you going to check the information you pasted to your post?
     
  13. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 528

    Lol Tmagic
     
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