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Compaq cq60-419wm - my dvd/cd drive is not working, not even recognized as being there by the computer (not listed as a drive available under My Computer)

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If it's not recognised, look for a little latch on the underside of the laptop that releases the drive completely. If you can manage to slide the whole unit out, push it back in firmly until the latch clicks into the locked position again. Power the laptop up and try again.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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Then you can follow the following steps:
CAUSE-It may happen due to some corrupted registry keys in the computer. We can follow the following steps to delete the upper and the lower filters.
RESOLUTION/ WORKAROUND-
1. Locate the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet
2. In some cases, there may be multiple ControlSets. You may see something similar to the following HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001
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6. Delete the upper and/or lower filters.
7. Exit the Registry Editor and restart the system.
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 system.
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Doesn`t work all the time and makes a whirring noise, do i need to buy a new cd/dvd drive?


Before you beginTo determine if the CD or DVD drive displays on the My Computer screen, follow the steps below.
  1. Turn on the computer and remove any discs from the CD/DVD drive.
  2. In Windows 98 and Me, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop. In Windows XP, click Start and then My Computer .
  3. A CD/DVD drive icon displays on the My Computer screen when Windows recognizes the drive. If Windows recognizes the drive, find and use a section below that pertains to the CD-writing software with the issue.
  4. If the drive does not display on the My Computer screen, go to the Microsoft support website and search for documents on missing CD DVD drive .
RecordNow by Veritas/HP/Sonic does not recognize the CDRW or DVD+RW driveIf RecordNow does not recognize the CDRW or DVD+RW drive, follow the steps below.
NOTE: Install any updates for the RecordNow engine available on the Sonic support web site (in English). Step 1: Uninstalling RecordNowTo uninstall RecordNow to reset the software and cause it to look for the CDRW or DVD+RW drive again, follow the steps below.
NOTE: The steps below pertain to Windows XP.
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel .
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs .
  3. Select Record Now and then click Add/Remove .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions until the uninstaller finishes.
  5. Select DirectCD and then click Add/Remove .
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions until the uninstaller finishes.
  7. Remove any discs from the drives and restart the computer.
Step 2: Installing RecordNow using Application RecoveryAfter Windows restarts, install the RecordNow software to begin creating CDs.To install the RecordNow software, follow the steps below.
  1. Click Start , All Programs , HP Tools or Compaq Tools , and then Application Recovery .
  2. Click Application Installation and then click Next .
  3. Select HP Record Now or Sonic RecordNow! and then click Install .
  4. The installation automatically installs all files. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Restart the computer after the installation completes.
The HP Record Now or Sonic RecordNow! software should now recognize the CDRW drive. Back to topRoxio (Adaptec's) Easy CD Creator does not detect the CDRW driveEasy CD Creator produces an error message when it is unable to detect the drive, such as: There are currently no supported CD Recorders available...To prevent these errors from occurring, follow the steps below.
NOTE: Windows XP is not compatible with Easy CD Creator 4 and earlier. If the HP Pavilion computer was updated to Windows XP from Windows 98 or Me, use the native CD writing ability in Windows XP or purchase and install CD writing software that is compatible. Step 1: Installing updates for Roxio (Adaptec) Recording Software If the recording software is from Roxio (formerly Adaptec), go to the Roxio software updates page (in English) to obtain any software updates that are available for Easy CD Creator (with or without CD Copier or Direct CD). If Roxio still does not detect the CDRW drive after installing the updates, continue to the next step. Step 2: Changing the CD drive letter back, if it changedUpgrading to Windows 98 or Windows Me can change the drive letter to a different letter and make the drive undetectable to Easy CD Creator. To change the drive letter back to F or another previously designated letter, follow the steps below.
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1. Right-Click on My Computer -> Properties

2. Click on Device Manager.

3. In the list of devices, click on CD/DVD Drives.

4. Select ur CD/DVD device and right-click on it.

5. Check the Device Status (Working Properly)!

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Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or not recognized by Windows or other programs, so you cannot play or access a CD or DVD. This issue might have occurred after you installed, uninstalled, or updated a program


Click Start, click My Computer, and then see whether the drive is listed.
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If you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.

If you cannot play or access a CD or DVD, you may have to reinstall some programs. Some programs might not be able to use your CD or DVD drive until you reinstall those programs. If the problem occurs again when you install or uninstall those programs, contact the manufacturer of the program to see if an update is available that solves the problem. Some examples of programs that might be affected are:
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