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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, and my DVD drive suddenly stopped showing in Windows Explorer. When I checked device manager it shows this error "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing."

I tried to disable and re-enable it, also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the device. When it does re-install I get a prompt saying that "Windows has determined that this is the most current driver for your device."

The device shows up in device manager with a yellow exclamation mark, is there any way I can download the drivers as there is no manufacturer name on the device and I can't find drivers for the DVD drive which is named "HL-DL-ST DVD+-RW GSA-T40N" in device manager.

My current operating system is Windows 7

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Took some searching, but I did find this Microsoft article that might help

In short, its a registry entry that got corrupt and needs to be deleted

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I downloaded Microsoft Fix It and it run an automated troubleshooting which fixed the error. Thanks! – rzlines Jul 19 '10 at 17:17

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