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Vista Won't Detecting My DVD Drive

i gt a new laptop last week and at first it worked fine
bt then vista just stopped detecting my dvd drive - it's a matshita dvd rw with lightscribe
now everytime i turn on the lap it get's detected and sometimes it just vanishes off "my computer"
i deleted the registry entries as suggested ny one expert - didn't help
i updated the driev too
bt still nothing

i bought the laptop with vista
it's a HP compaq 6715s
it's really annoying how it dissappears from the system
i tried to write a dvd just now and halfway thru it just stopped identifying the device
and now i'm stuck in a rut cos the dvd drive is useless...
open for solutions, ideas,
i need this

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  • buddhika4 Jul 19, 2008

    it doesn't show up in device manager
    like i said it just Vanishes
    i read online that it's got something to do with Vista
    so i'm considering going back to XP or having both together in my lap
    which sounds a lil stupid bt at least i knw that XP will work without a glitch....
    and i can't reinstall the driver cos i didn't get any CD fr it
    everything came pre-installed
    even the recovery disks came as a partition in the HDD
    which i'm supposed to get burned to a dvd on my own according to the HP manual. bt i can't do that since Vista has mood swings with my dvd drive


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Ok go into windows devic manager and see if the dvd drive shows up there it might have a little ! in a yellow triangle if it does dont worry it should offer a soultion to get to device manager go to (start type device manager and then click on it)
also try installing the device driver again hope this helps

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

  • brett hevers Jul 19, 2008

    hey dude

    its hevez again

    uh yeh to be honest with you vista is **** excuse my french

    but it is terrible i run 2 systems on it and it only works for me because i have added ram

    i would suggest going back to xp but then you are going to lose your drivers for your devices if you do this your going to have to go to each manufacturer and get the device drivers from them to run on xp

    ok first thing to fix the dvd prob on vista go to the manufactures website eg go to the downloads section and find the model of your drive and you should see the link to download the current driver for the drive.

    if that fails i would reccomend taking it to a tech and getting them to look at it

    how this helps cheers


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