CD/DVD Drivers not founds

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MichaelD

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So yesterday I watched a movie on my notebook pc. Everything was running fine just as normal. Between then and now I haven't installed or uninstalled anything. Well today I went to watch another dvd on my computer and my computer wasn't recognizing the disc. I went to my computer and it wasn't listed or anything. So I checked the hardware thing and it said "Drivers cannot be found for this device" or something to that affect meaning that somehow my drivers have disappeared. I'm not very computer literate so I don't even know what cd/dvd drive I have. I have even went to the support website over at HP.com and it wasn't there. So I went back to the hardware thing and now my drive is not even listed on there. So I'm thinking somehow or another I've: basically screwed myself. I even tried to get into the BIOS thing (note: I did this from researching my problem before posting this thread) and I couldn't even get the BIOS thing to come up when I restarted my computer. Pressed F1 and ever other button and nothing happened. I need some serious help.:(

oh and my computer is an HP Pavilion dv8000 it's also a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4084n
 
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Hi

It's not uncommon in Windows XP for CD drives to go "missing". The drive is not listed in My Computer and Device Manager reports a problem similar to what you found. There are quite a few ways to solve the problem. If you go here, there is a Fix created by one of the forum members.

However if the drive is no longer listed in Device Manager at all that's something different. HP may use the F1 or F2 key for entering BIOS. You said nothing happens when you pressed an assortment of keys. What does that mean?
 

MichaelD

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well I meant after I pressed F1 I went through F2 all the way down to the PG DN button with no results. I just did a system restore and that didn't work. I uninstalled the driver and reinstalled it and no luck. I'll try the link that you posted. Ok so I checked the link and all it said was this

"REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"UpperFilters"=-
"LowerFilters"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]"
 

JohnWill

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That's a registry script that you save as a .REG file, say FIX.REG

Double click it and answer yet to the merge question, reboot.
 
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