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Internal laptop CD/DVD combo drive problem

Heya, I have laptop, using Windows XP home and this problem started to appear more recently : When in windows and I put in the drive original DVD movie disc or blank CD for burning, the PC just froze, the drive disappears and even with reboots I cant get the drive back. Curently i am without this drive and even multiple reboots or resets of the system didnt help. I checked the drives internalt what I could acces (Because the screws in laptop are impossible to unscrew.. damn company) and nothing seemed wrong, no cables loose. Thanks a lot for help Summary : Internal combo drive Disappears from system Wont load up back even with drivers POWER works in - it opens up and reads the CD/DVD but it Wont appear in the system. PC is scanned against spyware,starforce and has Firewall and antivirus Running Windows XP

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  • Daniel Novak Dec 01, 2006

    Problem solved (temporarily) :

    Leave laptop without a connecter power supply for a while, cool it down (really.. put it to cold room or outside or even refrigator if humidity is low tho that is extreme case).

    I found this solution randomly.. when I took my laptop on travel through country by bus it was left outside on a cold wind for a while without power supply so my conclusion comes above.


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1. uninstall dvd/cd using device manager reboot and winxp will reinstall driver 2. go to my computer / dvd drive / right click / properties / hardware - roll back or update & properties - enable digital cd audio / recording - enable cd recording 3. do system restore start / all programs / accessories / system tools / system restore 4. do full system recovery - us windows xp OS

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