Question about HP Media Center m7250n (ED842AA) PC Desktop

1 Answer

My system cannot recognize that I have a DVD drive.

I have an hp dvdc writer, Windows XP home edition OS. My OS does not recognize that I have this drive, while my BIOS says I do. This problem just happened like overnight. I have tried uninstalling and reinstall, but that does not work. I can't update drivers, since all the drivers are on a CD and can not be read my the drive. I am thinking that the drive itself has gone bad. Any help?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

Have you tried to roll back the driver? If this doesnt work you may need to download the driver from somewhere online and reinstall the driver. Hope this helps. Please rate. Thanks

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dvd/cd writer will not recognize cd's or blank disk's will recognize dvd but not play.


Did this problem occur after a OS upgrade? Open Device Manager, DVD/CD-ROM drives, open and uninstall the DVD/CD rom. Reboot your machine, Win 7 should apply the correct driver. If you need a driver go to your manufacturer's website. Drivers and support section.

Dec 14, 2012 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

The DVD writer doesn't recognize that there is a


Most DVD drives are also CD drives, and it sounds like the DVD part is broken, you need to replace the DVD drive, this is done simply by buying a new one, I recommend Newegg.com ( if your unsure search exactly what you already have) then opening your case (tower) and just unplugging old one and plugging new one in, it really is very doable for even a novice.

Jun 26, 2011 | HP PC Desktops

2 Answers

My computer no longer "sees"


hello
at end of this instruction set, see link to review more questions/answers,as your issue with CD/DVD ROM will vary .


This document applies to HP and Compaq desktop computers with Windows XP, Me, and 98. Use this document to make Windows and the CD writing software recognize the CD or DVD writer drive. Start at Step 1; do not skip to other sections until Step 1 has been completed. Step 1: Does Windows detect the CD or DVD drive? Use Device Manager to determine if Windows is recognizing the drive:
  1. In Windows XP, click Start , and right-click My Computer . In Windows 98 and Me, right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
  2. In Windows XP, select Properties , click the Hardware tab, and then click the Device Manager button. In Windows 98 and Me, select Properties , and click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Click the plus sign (+ ) next to DVD/CD-ROM Drives (or similar) category.
  4. Do the following depending on what is listed in the DVD/CD-ROM drives category:
    • If the CD or DVD drive name is missing , the drive is not being detected by Windows. Close Device Manager and skip to the section CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows .
    • If a drive name is shown but is disabled (icon is marked with a red X, c00877300.gif ), the drive has been disabled. Right-click the drive name and select Enable . You may have to restart the computer to complete the enabling process. The drive should work correctly once it has been enabled. NOTE: If the drive cannot be enabled, a required service or driver that the drive needs is not functioning or has been disabled. Click the plus sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers and troubleshoot any problems found according to any error codes in Device Manager. Resetting the BIOS may also resolve this problem.
    • If a drive name is shown but contains an alert icon (an icon marked with an alert symbol, c00877301.gif ), then use the section Using Device Manager error codes to troubleshoot the problem. You may also use the next section Disc burning software does not recognize the original drive to reset the drive configuration.
    • If the CD or DVD drive is listed as normal but your disc burning software does not recognize the drive, Device Manager shows no special icons c00877302.gif . Windows is detecting the drive but the writing software does not. Leave Device Manager open and continue with the next section Disc burning software does not recognize the original drive .


here is a link that will give you several other questions and answers to CD/DVD ROM issues.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=11843&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&lang=en&product=443069

please rate me with 4 thumbs UP to keep my services active

Dec 01, 2010 | HP Pavilion a810n (PP164AA) PC Desktop

1 Answer

DVD writer/player shows up in bootup but not in Windows


Your os may have some problem try it with booting XP sir if in XP you can see the drives the problem is with your os only , Thank you dont forget to vote for me.

Nov 02, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Cd/dvd burning drive ''e'' does not identify an empty disk for burn


When your computer is in POST have you tried entering your CMOS to check that your system is actually recognizing that the drive is physical? If not try that and then check to make sure that the jumpers on the drives are set properly and then reinstall your software and this should correct your problem. Good Luck


Fehdi

Mar 30, 2009 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

My cd rom will not play acd it as encountered a problem


You can Try these Steps :-
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Method 1: Remove the Adaptec CD-Burning Plug-in in Media Player version 7.x
Follow the steps below to remove the Adaptec CD-Burning Plug-in from Media Player version 7.x. Windows Media Player version 8 that came pre-installed in Windows XP does not display this issue.
Click Start , Settings , and then Control Panel .
Double-click Add/Remove Programs .
If installed, Windows Media Player 7.x will be presented in the list.
Click the Change/Remove button.
The Windows Media Component Setup window should be displayed. The radio button next to Remove Windows Media Player components should be selected. Click Next .
Place a check in the box next to Adaptec CD-Burning Plug-in . Click Next .
The Adaptec CD-Burning Plug-in will be removed from the computer. Click Restart to complete the operation.
Method 2: Removing the Upper and Lower Filter registry keys
The second method for resolving this issue is to remove the registry keys associated with the loading of CD recording drivers. Follow the steps below precisely to resolve the issue. Exporting the registry is imperative before making any changes to the registry. If mistakes are made during the editing process, the registry can normally be repaired with the exported registry.
Step 1: Remove upper and lower filters
The steps below describe how to remove the drivers associated with the drives disappearing. After removing the filter driver keys, the CD recording software will be have to be re-installed.
With a copy of the registry exported, click the plus signs [+] in front of the follow keys in the order they are listed: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE , SYSTEM , and then ControlSet . In some cases, multiple ControlSets may be listed similar to the following:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002
or
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002
Click the plus sign [+] in front of either CurrentControlSet or the lowest numbered ControlSet. For example, in the second list above, ControlSet001 would be the correct listing.
Click the plus sign [+] in front of Control.
Click the plus sign [+] in front of Control.
Click the plus sign [+] in front of Class.
Locate the following key and highlight it in the left window of the Registry Editor (The numbers can be very similar, be careful select the correct key. Another method to find the correct key is to highlight Class, then cut and paste the key below into a Find window accessed from Edit and Find in the Registry Editor.)
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
With the key highlighted, the right pane will have multiple keys listed including LowerFilters and UpperFilters. Highlight LowerFilters and press the Delete (Del) on the keyboard. A confirmation dialog box will be displayed asking if the value should be deleted. Click Yes to delete the value.
Repeat the process for the UpperFilters by highlighting UpperFilters, pressing the Delete (Del) key on the keyboard and again confirming the value should be deleted by clicking Yes.
Exit the Registry Editor
Restart the computer. The optical drives should then be recognized and available for use.
NOTE:- If the computer still does not recognize the drives, go back into the registry and repeat the above steps for editing the registry for each of the ControlSets listed on the customer’s system.
Step2: Reinstall the HP DVD / CD-Writer software
Deleting the LowerFilters and UpperFilters will prevent the previously installed recording software from operating successfully. The software that came with the HP CD-Writer or DVD Writer will need to be re-installed to function correctly. Follow the instructions included with your CD-Writer to re-install the software.

Oct 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Pinnacle TV card will not work in 761mx (gx-968) motherbd. Pinnacle Ref: 203560713235309122. Windows sees and loads one driver, but original driver does'nt load.


http://www.twenga.co.uk/specs-PCTV-Hybrid-Pro-PCI-310i-PINNACLE-TV-tuner-card-114949

see the link
Software / System Requirements Software Included Pinnacle Studio QuickStart, Pinnacle MediaManager 1.1 OS Required Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card, DirectX 8.0 compatible graphics card System Requirements Details Pentium 4 - 1.8 GHz - RAM 256 MB - HD 5 GB

Jul 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Windows XP Home Edition on HP Pavilion a367c


Are you able to successfully enter Safe Mode? Are you getting a brief blue screen before the computer restarts?

A possible solution (if you can't get into Safe Mode to further diagnose the issue) is to repair the Windows installation with a Windows XP Home CD. If you know someone with such a disk you can use that with the product key that should be on a sticker on the back of your computer. Otherwise, HP should be able to send you an XP CD since you have an authorized copy of Windows on your computer.

May 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Kingston 4GB Data Traveler USB 2.0 flash drive not recognized by eMachines T1090 with Windows XP Home Edition. Says it needs a driver????


probably,the driver was not installed by default.

1. launch the flash drive web site and download the driver for flash drive.

2. test the flash drive with windows xp service pack 2 operating system,if it works without a driver. then providing a driver for your window will do.or upgrade the os

Apr 20, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Remote drive not recognized by lap top


sir

the sony DVD -RW/ take out from the cabinet and open safely and dont tuch the lence. in that a small roller will be there the magnet power will increases that why running peoblem will accurs on the moving part put a lite profile and cleane it and fixed it right ly the problem will go.

Mar 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Media Center m7250n (ED842AA) PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

77 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP PC Desktops Experts

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

john smith

Level 2 Expert

366 Answers

Gavindu Dileepa

Level 1 Expert

10 Answers

Are you a HP PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...