My computer doesn't show the dvd/cd i tried to update the driver but it couldn't that. where can i fint this driver, i do have the recover toshiba cd and windows, but i don't want format my disc. so i'd like to find a solution whitout loosing all my data.
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Re: my dvd/cd doesn't work
You can type in in the address bar tinyurl.com/toshiba.com, press enter, run the file, click on yes or ok until it was added to the registry then restart your computer. Try to play a disk afterwards. Hope it works.
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Try to Update or Roll Back the driver in Device Manager, DVD/CD-Rom drives. You can find the drivers for the DVD/CD Rom here, select your OS: http://support.emachines.com/em/driver/nb/e725.html If you could explain further what happens when you put in a CD? Is the DVD/CD Rom Icon showing it Computer folder?
if the dvd drive not recognised in windows explorer Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.or you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark? ! or a red x right click you will need to update the driveror select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver hope this helps you
Eject the DVD tray and clean the laser lens with a piece of cotton.
Enter to Setup Bios (Restart the PC and press " F2" key to entert BIOS setup and see if the DVD drive is show in device
In windows..go to control panel
devide manager and look if They are a yelolow mark bnear the DVD drive
Click and UNINSTALL
Restart the PC.
If don´t work , may be the DVD drive is faiulre
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goto run and type "compmgmt.msc"(without quotes) and select disc management if the dvd drive is showing below the hard disks means your dvd drive is working fine only thing you have to do is to right click on the CD-Rom 0 and change drive letter and paths to it .if the CD ROM option is not seen in disk management then you have to go to the device manager option under computer management and expand cd/dvd -rom drives and you will find your dvd drive model if not that means that your dvd drive has got hardware problem
Try a different CD. iIf the computer doesn't recognize it at all, listen for the drive to spin and look for a blinking light on the CD tray. These signs do not necessarily mean the CD drive isn't broken. I would find the model number of your laptop and do a search on eBay for a replacement CD drive. These are very easy to switch out. If the new one works, then you're set. If it doesn't work, there may be an issue with your motherboard.
Try going to Hp's website and downloading any updated drivers for the DVD drve. If after doing this contact Hp because the drive is not defective.
Also make sure the drive is listed in your BIOS setup also and is not disabled.
Select CONTROL PANEL
Select DEVICE MANAGER
(This will show you all your computer's hardware and peripherals)
Locate your CD/DVD "DVD/CD-ROM DRIVES"
Not listed?-Defective or no power. (If you can get drawer to open and close by pressing button, you know it has power.)
Listed? right click it, select PROPERTIES
(Yellow triangle indicates error)
First tab GENERAL shows if it is working properly.
Then click on DRIVER tab to see if you just need to update the driver, or roll back to a previous driver.
Right-click on my computer, go to 'Manage'. It opens a window, click on 'Device Manager' on the left. On the right, click on 'DVD/CD-ROM Drives'. If it shows your DVD drive, then right-click on it and select 'Uninstall'. Once it has uninstalled, Right-click on your computer name(near the top on the right, above the word 'Computer') and select "Scan for hardware changes". It will re-detect your CD/DVD drive and re-install it. If it cannot find your DVD drive, then you will need to purchase a new one. If it still does not read CD's then try updating the firmware.
Also try physically re-seating the drive by taking it out and putting it back in the PC.