this is kinda a hardware/software question so...
an old & cheap cd-rom recently went out in one of my machines. i have a few extra ones so i was going to put one of them in. i have tried 2 different ones, and both times windows wont install damn drivers. they are pretty generic cd-roms so it shouldn't be that complicated. windows should just recognize them and install right?
the drive is marked with an exclamation point in the device manager and it has this erorr message in the status window:
"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"
it did that same thing for both drives and i cannot find drivers on the net that work either. any suggestions/help? tia.