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Error Code 39 on DVD Writer Driver Load

By CrossCheck ·
I am running XP Pro SP2 on a Dell Dimension Gen 4 and have an HP DVD Writer DVD200j with latest firmware installed. Device Manager sees the drive, but I get the yellow exclaimation mark and it indicates error code 39 (corrupt or missing driver). I have tried uninstalling the device and the driver and reading new hardware - no change. I have tried updating the driver and the wizard says there is no better driver found for the hardware. I have tried running the HP install CD (copied it to a flash card and ran it from a flash card reader since I can't run it on the DVD drive) - same problem. I can't do a repair install of Windows since it is on CD and it won't boot properly from the drive. I tried using an external DVD writer (HP dc5000) through the USB port and it gets the same 39 code error. I tried manually copying the drivers listed in driver details for the device - no luck. Any ideas on how to solve this problem with the catch 22 of not having a working CD or DVD drive? (HP does not have individual driver downloads for these drives on their support site)

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by willcomp In reply to Error Code 39 on DVD Writ ...

I suspect you need to perform a little Registry surgery. Sounds suspiciously like an upper and lower filter and /or driver problem. See link below for instructions:;en-us;320553

Although other things may cause your problem, it definitely will not hurt to install a clean driver.

Note: Registry edit is needed to properly re-install driver.


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by willcomp In reply to

Oops. Gave you wrong link (although it may help). Here's correct one.

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by paul.b In reply to

Thanks buddie, you have saved me a load of time and money,wish I could buy you a beer!

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Worked great!

by Guerriero In reply to

Nice man thanks.

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by CrossCheck In reply to

Excellent! It worked ... Thanks!!!

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by CrossCheck In reply to Error Code 39 on DVD Writ ...

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Error Code 39 on DVD Writer Driver Load

by LaeeqNaqvi In reply to Error Code 39 on DVD Writ ...

I used microsoft fixit. It did the job for me.

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