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I have a laptop HP Pavilion Entertainment PC with AMD Turion64 using Windows XP. The CD drive will not read or play anything. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it but it still does not work. When I open my computer the drive does not even show up. I've restored the system to a prior date but that still has not helped. When I go to the device driver it states that it is working properly. I don't know what else to do. Any help would be great. Thanks!!
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One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
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Ok I did #1 and no change. Then I did #2 and it states "The computer settings already match this Microsoft Fix it and no changes have been made". I then did #3 and no change and also did #4 and no change. I'm not sure what else to do, it the drive fried? The drive shows up in the device manager but it does not show up in my computer. Thank hou for any other suggestions.
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I'm afraid, you need a new drive.
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I was afraid you were going to say that. Are they easy to replace as far as I can do it myself? Thank you so much for trying.
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You can definitely do it yourself.
Basically, it's slide out, slide in operation.
You just need to order proper drive at HP.
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ok thank you for all your help!! Have a great nite
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You too :)
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