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DVD drive doesn't show up on Compaq laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ebay_b_lisa, Jun 17, 2007.

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  1. ebay_b_lisa

    ebay_b_lisa Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    I have a compaq laptop and the dvd drive doesn't work. I can put a disc in it, and it will spin, but it doesn't show up on the computer. In fact, the drive doesn't even show up on the computer (with or without a disk in it)! It worked for a while, but then randomly stopped working. Any ideas whats wrong with it?
     
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    ebay_b_lisa Thread Starter

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    Some help? Anyone? Please?
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Download CDgone, right click on the downloaded file and choose Extract All, then double-click on cdgone.reg Say "Yes" to the merge question and then reboot. See if the drives have returned. You may have to re-install CD burning applications, since they're the ones that tinker with the filter setting in the registry that caused the drives to disappear.
     
  4. ebay_b_lisa

    ebay_b_lisa Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply. tried that...but it didn't seem to do anything. Drive still doesn't show up. Any other ideas?
     
  5. JohnWill

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    If the drive doesn't show up in Device Manager, try booting a bootable CD with it. If that fails, you have a hardware issue. First step would be to remove and reseat the drive to see if that solves the problem.
     
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