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Old 11-25-2006, 03:26 PM   #1
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Question My cd drive is unrecognized

I recently had to reinstall windows xp on my laptop because it had formerly crashed and I just realized when I opened My Computer that there was no cd drive logo. Just to double check, I went into Windows Media Player and clicked on the Rip tab and it also said "a cd drive is needed in order to rip music from cds". I figured that the hardware for my drive is missing and I was wondering what I can do to configure my computer to enable my cd drive.

Just incase it's necessary, my computer is a Compaq Presario M2000 with a dvd/cd-rw drive.
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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Goto your device manager and check in there for any red or yellow symbols, if you have any, then install the drivers for them.
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:50 PM   #3
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Try updating your CD/DVD drive firmware.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...=433559&dlc=en

More driver downloads for your computer are available from: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...433559&lang=en
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Try updating your CD/DVD drive firmware.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...=433559&dlc=en

More driver downloads for your computer are available from: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...433559&lang=en
Why? it was working before the clean install
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Old 11-25-2006, 05:07 PM   #5
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Default Re: My cd drive is unrecognized

if is removeable make sure it is seated probably cos once the same thing happened to me and i removed the drive and then firmly pushed it back into its slot and everything was working after this
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Old 11-25-2006, 05:23 PM   #6
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Why? it was working before the clean install
When you re-install windows it reformats, so any drivers on the hard disk have to be reinstalled. I had this problem a few months ago.
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When you re-install windows it reformats, so any drivers on the hard disk have to be reinstalled. I had this problem a few months ago.
He clearly stated firmware, firmware is not the same as a driver. Firmware is on a chip inside the drive, this does not get wiped when you do a clean install.
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