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DVD/CD Rom missing from device manager

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  1. autigerfan

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    I have a HP Pavillion dv9000 Entertainment Notebook. AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz. Ram 3.00 GB and 64-Bit Operating System. I had Windows Vista and did a clean install of Windows 7. While using Vista, I burned important files onto DVDs. After installing Windows 7, my DVD/CD Rom drive is not working.

    I tried to update the drivers but I couldn't find them. I went into Device Manager to update them, but it's missing. I put in both a CD and DVD to see if it would pop-up and nothing. I went to Microsoft and tried their Fix-It and it couldn't find any device. URL here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116. I then went and followed the advice at this site: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-missing/b768bfbe-652a-43b8-ade3-29969d26b000 and no such luck.

    The only thing that could possibly be a problem is something called a Coprocessor which is giving me an exclamation point in the device manager. I think it's related to a missing driver for the memory card. I'm prompted to go to the HP Company website to udpate it but I get an error message any time that I do so.

    Please help.
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  3. autigerfan

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    I booted Windows 7 off a DVD. It worked just fine. It's definitely a driver issue. The problem is that nothing will detect the CD ROM drive so it can be updated. It's as if it doesn't exist in my system.
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    Install driver for your chipset.
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    Just wondering is it detected in the BIOS.

    If you have tryed everything you know and you know everything is installed eg: chipset

    Then take a look here, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;314060

    my vista install done it a while back and this fixed it.
    Its not the same fix for 7, its done thought the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.(oh joy :rolleyes: )
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    I remember running into this issue when building a PC for my ex girlfriends parents. It was a registry issue. Maybe Google that?
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    I updated the chipset and no luck.
    The BIOS is recognizing the CD Rom drive and I've even restored it to default in just in case and no luck.
    I did the website already for Fix-It and no luck.
    I went through the registry and dealt with the UpperFilters and LowerFilters following this site: http://windows7themes.net/dvd-drive-not-recognized-in-windows-7.html. And no luck.

    I'm thinking of checking the cables but this seems like it isn't a hardware issue. Any thoughts?
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    Have you done a reinstall to see if the problem persists?
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    Yes, I did a reinstall. And nothing.

    I'm thinking maybe this is Santa telling me to get a new laptop for Christmas. :)

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