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03-21-2010 06:00 AM
I cannot play any DVD's. Nothing happens.
Using Windows Media Player and troubleshooting, I get this response: .Driver problem on : "hp DVD-RAM GH40L SCSI CdRom Device"
I have no idea how to fix this problem. Brand new computer, also. Thank you.
03-21-2010 09:56 AM - edited 03-21-2010 10:09 AM
What model PC and what operating system are you using? Can you play or access CDs?
What software have you installed since you bought your PC?
Right mouse click on my Computer -> properties -> Device Manager. Do you see any yellow question marks or yellow exclamation points?
03-21-2010 11:43 AM
HP had me uninstall the driver. And, yes, it did have a yellow explanation point. It is Windows 7, 64 bit. Nothing has changed. Why is this happening with a brand-new computer? And, what should I do next? Thank you.
03-21-2010 12:51 PM - edited 03-21-2010 12:55 PM
What software have you installed since you bought your PC? Does it open CDs?
First, if you can enter the setup area (bios) at the HP blue screen then llok to see if your bios is recognizing your CD/DVD drive. If no, then it's a hardware problem.
For CD/DVD problems then do all the below even if you have done some before as it is often the total process which solves the issue.
Try this - Control Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click the device - Driver's Tab - click
Update Drivers (this will likely do nothing) - then RIGHT CLICK the drive - UNINSTALL - REBOOT
this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if drive is not shown continue below.
Then work your way through these - remember the drive could be bad, could have a loose cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.
Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 - a Mr Fixit
The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to Windows Vista
When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit
CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error during Windows Vista setup after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device
Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit
Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then check cables in both
ends. Remove and replace, do not just snug. For laptops you can often clean the power and
data contacts with a pencil eraser.
Some DVD drives do not use the Windows default drivers so check with the System maker and
device maker to see if there is firmware or drivers for you drive if needed.
06-24-2011 09:56 PM
I hope you already solve the problem. If not you may try to visit http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_pro
04-15-2012 10:55 PM
I have the same problem. I have a Hp Pavillion Elite HPE-000 Series. My optical drive is a 'hp dvd a dh16ablh' and it use to play DVD movies. It will hang and then it does not recognise it. I have tried all the links ie. fix-it but still nothing works. The error messege I get "Insert disk Please insert a disk into Drive (DriveLetter."
Can anyone please help me or us.