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Possible driver issues?


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lavam

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I pulled my dvd/cd-rw lightscribe out of a Compaq Persario desktop (vista home basic) and put it in a project build running XP Pro 64. The info for the drive reads as: "ATAPI DVD A DH16A6L SCSI CDROM DEVICE". I have searched high and low for the correct driver for this thing and it still won't read a disc. I even tried manually grabbing the listed driver out of the system 32 driver folder from the Compaq and still no dice. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

*update* I should also mention that I scanned through Microsofts help pages looking for a fix. The only one I could find was the regedit fix in which you have to look for "upper and lower filters" and mine has neither so it couldn't help me. I couldn't even run the "auto fix" feature b/c I get an "error" and "needs to close". ANY IDEAS?!

*update #2* Had two chats with HP service reps. First one had me download nVIDIA drivers, which did nothing at all, and the second had me DL regedit's which also did nothing. I'm getting a little ticked off at the rediculous ammount of time i've spent trying to figure this thing out. Does ANYBODY know what the problem is?

Edited by lavam, 22 March 2010 - 06:43 PM.

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CD/DVD drives should automatically install. The OS has built in drivers for it. Here are your options...

1. Uninstall the drive through the Device Manager
  • Click Start (in Vista/7 Click Windows Orb)
  • Right Click My Computer
  • Select Properties
  • Click on the Hardware Tab (In Vista/7 click Device Manager in top left corner)
  • Click Device Manager
  • Expand DVD/CD-ROM drives
  • Right click your drive
  • Select Uninstall (see image below)
  • Restart your computer
The drive will automatically be reinstalled

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OR...

2. Go to Microsoft's Fix
  • Choose your Operating System's fix
  • A restart is required
OR...

3. Download Restore Missing CD Drive patch
  • Double Click cdgone.zip to unzip it(extract all files)
  • Right Click cdgone.reg
  • Click Merge
  • Accept the registry merge
  • Restart your computer
OR...

4. Go to the Device Manager (similar to option 1 above)
  • Expand 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
  • Select Uninstall
  • Confirm it
  • Restart your computer
They'll automatically be reinstalled.

Edited by Ferrari, 22 March 2010 - 11:25 PM.

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