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The only odd thing I see in it is:. Asia Pacific and Oceania. While the tasks do not need to be performed in order, it is recommended that you perform them in order to be thorough. Before you begin Before you begin troubleshooting, ensure that AutoPlay is set to open the correct playback software for each media type. If your original CD drive rear connector looks different from this drive, it most likely has a special rear connector adapter added to the drive. It’s right next to the RTC battery.

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Some laptop may use some mounting frames or a caddy around the bare CD drive for easy swap. Before you begin Before you begin troubleshooting, ensure that AutoPlay is set to open the correct playback software for each media type.

If cd/evd and reinstalling the default drivers does not correct the hardware problem, you need to update your computer’s firmware. But it boots from a hard drive. There can be a variety of reasons, ranging from the easy-to-fix such as missing or corrupted device drivers to the more serious such as broken or malfunctioning hardware.

I just got it running here, I’ve got another day or so of downloading before there’s anything more useful running. I’ve got the internal CD and hard drive at the bottom of the boot order list now but I still get.


In the Device Manager window, select any listed device and click the Scan for hardware changes button near the top. To prevent this, the AutoPlay feature allows you to select default applications that Windows uses when a disc is inserted into h drive. Some laptop may also use a rear connector adapter to change the position and shape of the rear connector.

I’m only looking through the cover over the RTC battery but it looks right.

HP Pavillion not finding CD/DVD drive – Internal Hardware

Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Select Boot Options then press Enter. A bad cable I can believe. You didn’t reboot after trying the Microsoft fixit? So my new question is what might of happened and is this permanent? The drive faceplate is held by catches at three points: In fact, if this helps you to reach a solution, please click the “Accept as Solution” button down below in this message.

If reinstalling the default drivers does not correct the problem, continue to the next troubleshooting item. I can hear it getting power and trying to read a disc, but when I look at the device manager settings, there is no drive listed.

While I consider myself somewhat computer literate, I am in no means as experienced and educated as you fine folks are. Checking the Windows Device Manager Device Manager is a Windows program that displays hardware devices installed on your computer that are currently recognized by Windows.


There should be a name listed for each installed drive. Updating the device drivers, software, and firmware Sometimes the default drivers provided with Windows are not up-to-date.

As far as there being a cable involved, I don’t think there is one.

Burn fastBurn Right with this burner. I assume if it’s plugged in far enough to put the screw into it then it’s engaged far enough. You have a intermittent bad connection either the drive to motherboard or in the drive. I think I did the same with the word optical trying to find a part number. If you require further assistance let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help.

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HP Pavillion not finding CD/DVD drive

I can use my new hard drive in anything but the battery, charger, dvd are specific to the DV series. I have the same question. There’s also mention of using the optical drive connector as a handle when removing the motherboard.