DVD/CD-ROM drive doesn't show on device manager?
Question: i have a HP Pavilion dv2000. when i go to device manager the DVD/CD-ROM drive doesn't show. I can't play DVDs or CDs. The tray comes out with a yellow light and I can hear the disc spinning but nothing happens. I look under my computer but it doesn't recognize anything.
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It could be few different things, one the data cable is not properly connected or has come loose, two, you don't have the proper drivers for it but if you can't see it in your task manager at all, this is probably not the problem because if it was a driver, it would show up with a "!" by it! It could also be that the jumper is not correct on it! It is most likely one of them. I would go into the bios and see if your bios is seeing the drive and if so, then you know the data cable is working and it is just a driver/os problem. Then you would try add/remove hardware in control panel or scan for new devices in device manager! The cd tray opening and shutting and closing and the light on it just means that it is getting power. Your problem is going to be driver or the data cable! Hope this helps some!
Windows machines have a very limited range of drive formats that they can read, even with extra drivers installed. Hell, I tried to connect an MS-DOS formatted drive (formatting done on an iBook) to a PC and it wouldn't pick it up. Macs, on the other hand, rarely have problems with stuff like that, so I suggest trying to connect your PS3 HD to a Mac and, if it works, transferring the files to your Windows machine. If not, I don't know what to say other than *coughGOOGLEcough*
in many circumstances which skill there's a topic remember with the peice of hardware. the main ideal subject and least confusing subject to do is to uninstall then reinstall the drivers. If that doesn't do it then learn which you have the cables suited touching directly to the device, Motherboard, and means grant. If all that assessments out ok then attempt contacting the producer or looking their help web site. that for the time of many circumstances does the trick.
did this drive work with this computer in the past? windows 7 has a whole host of issues with legacy [older] hard drives and enclosures that its normal drivers will not recognize. Finding drivers that'll actually make such drives work is quite difficult, in my experience. and that's if you don't have a fatal hardware problem caused by the shock when the fall ended.
Check the IDE/Sata cable. It may not be connected properly. Both on the drive and on the drive itself. Also make sure if the CD/DVD drive is a master or slave. The motherboard isn't detecting the drive. Just check all the cables.
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