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11-21-2010 09:06 AM
This has been happening to me for about a month now and I tried every fix under the sun except for the magic disk virtual image mentioned above. This seems like a very common and wide spread problem with HP note books from what I've been reading and HP is doing nothing about it - sounds like maybe a class action law suit might be needed to make HP address this problem - how does one going about getting the ball rolling on that?
a frustrated HP user.
01-04-2011 06:29 PM - last edited on 01-04-2011 08:58 PM by WendyM
First the CD/DVD drive disappears, now the sound comes and goes. This laptop is a [text removed]! We have never owned anything but HP and this will be the LAST time we own any HP products.
02-13-2011 10:22 PM
I have the same problem.dvd/cd drive is missing from device manager.none of the trouble shooting help from hp helped.don't know what to do.can anybody throw some light on this problem.please.it's frustrating.one moment it was all there all hale & hearty & in one moment it was all gone!
12-16-2011 04:01 PM
It looks like this MagicISO solution does work just fine. I think the problem is that there has not been a full explanation on the process:
- Don't worry about downloading MagicISO, you just need to download the freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-Rom.
- Next install MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-Rom.
- You will notice that in Explorer there is a new DVD Drive. This is NOT your physical CD/DVD drive, but instead it is a virtual drive.
- Next go to your Device Manager, then find CD/DVD drives (this was missing for me before this fix) .
- Right click on CD/DVD drive and select "Scan for hardware changes"
- This will take a moment, and your physical CD/DVD drive will show up in the CD/DVD drives list... Problem solved.
Off the top of my head, I assume that and updated from iTunes the culprit here. It must have overwritten the HP CD/DVD drivers improperly, thus not allowing the computer to see the hardware.