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hp DVD-RAM GH40L ATA not recognized windows 7



Have a CQ5355SC, and the dvd-rom is not working in windows 7, I tryed Mr. Fixit from microsoft and that dident fix it.

Device Manager, shows it as "hp DVD-RAM GH40L ATA Device" with a "!" not working.
tryed many things like removing it, and getting windows 7 to reinstall it, but still the same...

also tryed Support & Drivers, but no dvd drivers...


any one ?



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Re: hp DVD-RAM GH40L ATA not recognized windows 7



In Device Manager, open the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers tree.  Right click on each channel and select Uninstall.  When all the channels have been uninstalled, reboot the PC and let Windows re-install the devices.


Hope this helps.


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Re: hp DVD-RAM GH40L ATA not recognized windows 7

I am having this same problem.  I did as your instructions stated.  Everything reloaded except the driver for this device.  Is there a driver that I can download and install manually?  This device was working when I purchased this pc and Windows 7 - 64-bit was the originallly installed working system.  All I can think of is that an update somewhere along the way caused this device not to work.  Please help!  This is very frustrating. =(

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