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    Default Disc drive not showing up on 'my computer' help please

    For some reason my Optical Drive is not showing up in 'my computer'. Checked in device manager and there is no DVD/CD-ROM drives showing up in there either. This happened before and HP told me to delete the upper and lower filters in the registry which solved the problem but now the drive has disappeared again. Does anyone out there know how I could solve this.

    Oh yeah, its a dv9000 and I'm running Vista Home Premium.

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    Default Re: Disc drive not showing up on 'my computer' help please

    Try removing the filters again....

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    Default Re: Disc drive not showing up on 'my computer' help please

    Tried that but the filters are not showing up so must be still deleted since earlier

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    Default Re: Disc drive not showing up on 'my computer' help please

    Can you see the ODD in the BIOS and in Disk Management ??

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    Default Re: Disc drive not showing up on 'my computer' help please

    you can use Tweak UI. it will have the drive options.

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    Default Re: Disc drive not showing up on 'my computer' help please

    Not sure how to check it i Bios. But Disc management just says 'NO MEDIA' for the optical drive. Downloaded Tweak VI but not that familiar with it.

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    Default Re: Disc drive not showing up on 'my computer' help please

    Ok, if you put in a CD/DVD into the ODD, what does Disk Management say ?

    When booting, press F2 or whatever key you press to access the BIOS, and check if the ODD is listed or not.

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    Default Re: Disc drive not showing up on 'my computer' help please

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Ok, if you put in a CD/DVD into the ODD, what does Disk Management say ?

    When booting, press F2 or whatever key you press to access the BIOS, and check if the ODD is listed or not.
    To the OP, on HP notebooks press F10 during POST (during boot or reboot) to access the BIOS.
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    Default Re: Disc drive not showing up on 'my computer' help please

    My optical drive just reappeared a while ago and now its gone again, I guess thats why it said no media earlier. Now in disc management the optical drive doesn't appear at all. I don't see it anywhere in the BIOS either.

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    Default Re: Disc drive not showing up on 'my computer' help please

    Try removing it physically, then re-connect it.

 

 
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