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Just to be on the safe side, why not plug in your iomega drive into another known working computer and see what happens. If it works fine and is properly recognized then the anomaly lies within the software of your laptop.
U might want to contact HP - but be fore warned that they are terrible for support if your unit is "out of warranty." If that is the case I would simply google the anomaly and in all likelihood you will get links that will help you fix it yourself.
This has happened to me so many times, with Vista and XP. I had to go on another computer and download the drivers from the website for my PC model, and download them and put them on a flashdrive and install them on my PC I had the issue with. They worked than, I had an issue with my Ethernet port. So hopefully this helps.
do one thing ...
click on start > right click on my computer > properties > hardware > device manager > and go under cd/dvd and see if the drive is listed there and if it is there right click on it and uninstall it and than go under the option that says IDE ATA/ ATAPI and uninstall the secondary channel and than restart the system hopefully you will get the drive back if that doesnt work out than open the tower and disconnect and reconnect the data and the power cable attached to the non working drive and if that doesnt work the change the power connector which should be an extra one in the cabinet and than also change the data cable and if that too doesnt work than ur drive gone bad
Please go to the device manager by typing and entering devmgmt.msc in run option.
click the plus sign given before dvd cr rom drive and uninstall the drive coming.
then clisck the plus sign of ide ATA/ATAPI controllers and the uninstall the secondary IDE channels.
Retart the machine twice.
If the also the issue is not resoved then you will have to reload the OS again.
If the plugs are different most likely you bought a SATA drive. If your MB doesnt support SATA then there really isnt any use for that drive, i would return it and purchase an IDE drive, chances are thats what you have. Good Luck!!!