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wankalot on July 21, 2004
cd/dvdrom drive disappears

I have an hp pavilion notebook on xp. Sometimes the cd/dvd drive will disappear from windows explorer, as well as the device manager. Sometimes I can reboot and it will reappear, when it does it works fine, but it will usually only stay around for less than an hour. Most of the time it is just gone. I first noticed it after waking the computer up from hibernation, but it seems to happen more often than not these days. I have read some peoples entries about editing the registry, but I am a novice and I don't want to screw things up worse. I would appreciate any advice.
allan on November 8, 2004
RE: cd/dvdrom drive disappears

hi i also have an hp notebook running xp and i have the same problem i spoke to them on the phone for 2 hours all the solutions did not help at all. they said i should us the recovery cd's which i would but then all my info will be deleted no?

anyways any1 with any help please let me know

thanx alot
Cleusa on February 24, 2012
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