Question about HP Pavilion Computers & Internet
The comp doesnt recognize or even find my cd/dvd rom or my webcam and they are both internal devices. i can put a cd in the drive and it spins at first ,then stops so i know its getting some kind of connection, but to what point im not sure. ive tried all i know to try i'm at a lose can anyone help
No PC state, make HP model, LT or Desktop.
no OS stated windows, what XP>? XP loves to hate CDs
it is INFAMOUS for that... and worse if upgraded the drive.
id bet this,
1: running sticking XP, and XP is a dead product at MS. and HP.
2: someone installed MS disks to it and lost the HP driver.
The HP drivers must be installed, for the cam to work
one USB driver and the correct camera driver to match you unstated OD.
The DVD drive needs this.
XP SP3, service pack 3 adds more drives.
then needs the (if XP ) patch to the registry called filter hack for XP DVD)
why even post lacking full model of HP and OS it runs
click start, click control panel click system.
bingo the OS name and version is there, if 64bit that too matters big time.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you want to boot a cd e.g windows xp os disk then you have to go to the bios by pressing del or f2 or f8 ot f10 depending on the motherboard you use. try to find boot option -> boot priority or first boot device.if you find boot priority then select cdrom as first priority . if you find first boot option then also select cd rom. sometime if your disk is not bootable then it won't boot.
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
Is the Drive detected in the BIOS? Can you boot from your Windows or any bootable disc? If so try this solution:
Always backup your registry before editing and use care to find exact key!
Start Registry Editor (Start, Run and type in regedit then click)
Find "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" (and "UpperFilters.bak" "LowerFilters.bak", if they exist) value under the following key in the registry, and delete it:
Quit Registry Editor.
NOTE: You might need to reinstall any CD recording apps you have, if they start to not work completely, after doing this.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
When I had my problem, no cd was recognized, music or data. But when I paced a dvd movie in there, and started up my PowerDVD, it would play just fine. I ended up replacing the drive. In fact, I got an upgrade because the first one was CDRW/DVD-ROM, and now its a DVD burner. 86 bucks including shipping.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
SOURCE: cannot open cd-rom drive!
The thing about cd/dvd drives in general is that they die and thats the case here even if you deleted anything of the operating system its self would notice that the cd drive was missing the driver and ask you about it since you havent stated that its safe to say that the drive is dead
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
SOURCE: CD/DVD rom drive not working
It sounds like the drivers could be bad or the lens has gone.
This can be a common problem with vista loosing the CD/DVD drives.
Do this >>>>>> right click on "computer" and select "manage" from the sub menu, then select "device manager" from the left hand side, it will generate a list of devices, look down the list for CD/DVD and click on the + icon next to it, from the drop down list right click and uninstall, restart the PC and let vista re-install the drivers for you, then try to use the CD/DVD.
If this does not work please post back.
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Posted on Mar 16, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 25, 2012 | Computers & Internet
Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
hope this helps you
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