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DVD RAM Drive Disappears From Windows Vista



 
 
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Old February 18th 09, 06:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
technomann
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Default DVD RAM Drive Disappears From Windows Vista


HP Pavillion dv9500 notebook running Vista Home Premium. I installed a
2nd SATA hard drive in bay 2 og the notebook and now my DVD RAM drive
has disappeared from Explorer, Drive Management, and Device Manager. I
swapped out the DVD drive with a new one to rule out hardware failure,
but the problem persists. Does anyone have a clue as to why this has
happened? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. I want my DVD drive
back! Thank you.


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Old February 18th 09, 08:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Noel Paton
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Did you check that the BIOS is seeing all attached drives? - if this was a
PATA system, I'd have said that you hadn't set the new HD as slave....
What happens if you detach the new HD? - does your DVD drive re-appear??

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"technomann" wrote in message
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HP Pavillion dv9500 notebook running Vista Home Premium. I installed a
2nd SATA hard drive in bay 2 og the notebook and now my DVD RAM drive
has disappeared from Explorer, Drive Management, and Device Manager. I
swapped out the DVD drive with a new one to rule out hardware failure,
but the problem persists. Does anyone have a clue as to why this has
happened? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. I want my DVD drive
back! Thank you.


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technomann



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Old February 18th 09, 09:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Peter Foldes[_2_]
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Default DVD RAM Drive Disappears From Windows Vista

Try one of the following
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/929461

http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q316529
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HP Pavillion dv9500 notebook running Vista Home Premium. I installed a
2nd SATA hard drive in bay 2 og the notebook and now my DVD RAM drive
has disappeared from Explorer, Drive Management, and Device Manager. I
swapped out the DVD drive with a new one to rule out hardware failure,
but the problem persists. Does anyone have a clue as to why this has
happened? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. I want my DVD drive
back! Thank you.


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technomann


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Old February 20th 09, 06:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
technomann
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Default DVD RAM Drive Disappears From Windows Vista


The BIOS is not that comprehensive. The only place that the DVD drive
appears in the BIOS is in the Boot Order list. I had to set a jumper on
the new 2nd SATA hard drive in order to get it to appear in Explorer or
Device Manager. Otherwise the 2nd hard drive would not appear anywhere.
If I detach the 2nd HD and reboot the DVD drive does NOT re-appear. The
only drive that appears then is the original hard drive. Is this a
problem with the 2 SATA hard drives configuration? A problem with IDE
ATA/ATAPI controllers? Or what???


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Old February 20th 09, 08:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
technomann
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Default DVD RAM Drive Disappears From Windows Vista


I just discovered that Windows will no longer recognize any of my USB
flash drives either. They will show up in Device Manager with a yellow
exclamation mark. When I try to update the drivers for them through
Device Manager I get the error message that Windows encountered a
problem with the installation of the drivers. What the heck is going on
here?


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