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DVD Drive Gone

  1. #1


    Sandra Smithey Guest

    DVD Drive Gone

    I just installed the 32-bit Vista Ultimate on my laptop yesterday. I
    installed a couple of programs from CDs and eveything was working fine.
    Tonight I installed a driver for the LightScribe program and hadn't
    installed the program first. I now can't use my DVD Drive. When I put a DVD
    or CD in the drive the light comes on but nothing else. I can't see my DVD
    Drive in Device Manager or in Windows Explorer. Vista just doesn't see it. I
    didn't try to use the DVD Drive today before installing the driver. I am not
    sure if the drive installation caused the problem or I had the problem
    before and didn't know it.

    I tried to do a system restore three times at two different points and it
    didn't complete. It said there was an error. I have found that more times
    than not system restore doesn't work but I gave it a try.

    I have tried everything I know to do and nothing worked. My only thought is
    to reformat and install Vista again. Does anyone have any idea what I can do
    to get Vista to see the DVD Drive short of starting over? Any help would be
    appreciated!!

    Sandra



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  3. #2


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: DVD Drive Gone

    Have you downloaded, installed and ran the LightScribe Diagnostics Utility (the
    latest LightScribe System Software must be installed)? It might not help, but
    it is worth a try. I have installed the latest LightScribe System Software and
    have had no problems.

    http://www.lightscribe.com/downloadS...x.aspx?id=1106


    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    GO BEARS!


    "Sandra Smithey" <smithey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:O46UKSDIIHA.4592@xxxxxx

    >I just installed the 32-bit Vista Ultimate on my laptop yesterday. I installed
    >a couple of programs from CDs and eveything was working fine. Tonight I
    >installed a driver for the LightScribe program and hadn't installed the program
    >first. I now can't use my DVD Drive. When I put a DVD or CD in the drive the
    >light comes on but nothing else. I can't see my DVD Drive in Device Manager or
    >in Windows Explorer. Vista just doesn't see it. I didn't try to use the DVD
    >Drive today before installing the driver. I am not sure if the drive
    >installation caused the problem or I had the problem before and didn't know it.
    >
    > I tried to do a system restore three times at two different points and it
    > didn't complete. It said there was an error. I have found that more times than
    > not system restore doesn't work but I gave it a try.
    >
    > I have tried everything I know to do and nothing worked. My only thought is to
    > reformat and install Vista again. Does anyone have any idea what I can do to
    > get Vista to see the DVD Drive short of starting over? Any help would be
    > appreciated!!
    >
    > Sandra
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Sandra Smithey Guest

    Re: DVD Drive Gone

    I spent the better part of today reading newsgroups for answers to get my
    DVD Drive back on my laptop. Nothing seemed to work until I turned off my
    laptop, took the drive out and put it back in. I turned the laptop back on
    and it searched for a driver, found it and now the DVD Drive works again. I
    may lose it again later but for now it is working. I have turned off my
    laptop and turned it back on and
    it is still there.

    I did go ahead and take your advice and download the latest software and
    will use the utility if I have anymore problems with LightScribe. Thank you
    so much for answering my notice.


    "Cal Bear '66" <xxx@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    newsD7EE087-A2A1-404F-B6EA-E62EABBAF76D@xxxxxx

    > Have you downloaded, installed and ran the LightScribe Diagnostics Utility
    > (the latest LightScribe System Software must be installed)? It might not
    > help, but it is worth a try. I have installed the latest LightScribe
    > System Software and have had no problems.
    >
    > http://www.lightscribe.com/downloadS...x.aspx?id=1106
    >
    >
    > I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > GO BEARS!
    >
    >
    > "Sandra Smithey" <smithey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:O46UKSDIIHA.4592@xxxxxx

    >>I just installed the 32-bit Vista Ultimate on my laptop yesterday. I
    >>installed a couple of programs from CDs and eveything was working fine.
    >>Tonight I installed a driver for the LightScribe program and hadn't
    >>installed the program first. I now can't use my DVD Drive. When I put a
    >>DVD or CD in the drive the light comes on but nothing else. I can't see my
    >>DVD Drive in Device Manager or in Windows Explorer. Vista just doesn't see
    >>it. I didn't try to use the DVD Drive today before installing the driver.
    >>I am not sure if the drive installation caused the problem or I had the
    >>problem before and didn't know it.
    >>
    >> I tried to do a system restore three times at two different points and it
    >> didn't complete. It said there was an error. I have found that more times
    >> than not system restore doesn't work but I gave it a try.
    >>
    >> I have tried everything I know to do and nothing worked. My only thought
    >> is to reformat and install Vista again. Does anyone have any idea what I
    >> can do to get Vista to see the DVD Drive short of starting over? Any help
    >> would be appreciated!!
    >>
    >> Sandra
    >>
    >
    >


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  5. #4


    joemamafresh Guest

    RE: DVD Drive Gone

    i seem to be having close to the same problem as you sandra, only mine is
    with my desktop...two month old HP DVD 1040i, worked perfectly till last
    weekend...then all of the sudden it stopped showing up in my computer...and
    when i put a disk in, NOTHING! it's so frustrating! i've got a dual boot
    setup (xp pro/vista), drive works fine for xp...it shows up in my bios ok...i
    just don't know what to do besides reinstall...which i HATE doing, but i just
    don't know what else to try...i did give that link that nice person left for
    you a try but it STILL doesn't work!

    any help will be HUGELY appreciated!

    ~joey~

    "Sandra Smithey" wrote:

    > I just installed the 32-bit Vista Ultimate on my laptop yesterday. I
    > installed a couple of programs from CDs and eveything was working fine.
    > Tonight I installed a driver for the LightScribe program and hadn't
    > installed the program first. I now can't use my DVD Drive. When I put a DVD
    > or CD in the drive the light comes on but nothing else. I can't see my DVD
    > Drive in Device Manager or in Windows Explorer. Vista just doesn't see it. I
    > didn't try to use the DVD Drive today before installing the driver. I am not
    > sure if the drive installation caused the problem or I had the problem
    > before and didn't know it.
    >
    > I tried to do a system restore three times at two different points and it
    > didn't complete. It said there was an error. I have found that more times
    > than not system restore doesn't work but I gave it a try.
    >
    > I have tried everything I know to do and nothing worked. My only thought is
    > to reformat and install Vista again. Does anyone have any idea what I can do
    > to get Vista to see the DVD Drive short of starting over? Any help would be
    > appreciated!!
    >
    > Sandra
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Sandman Guest

    Re: DVD Drive Gone

    Does the DVD drive show up under control panel/device manager?


    "Sandra Smithey" <smithey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:O46UKSDIIHA.4592@xxxxxx

    > I just installed the 32-bit Vista Ultimate on my laptop yesterday. I
    > installed a couple of programs from CDs and eveything was working fine.
    > Tonight I installed a driver for the LightScribe program and hadn't
    > installed the program first. I now can't use my DVD Drive. When I put a
    > DVD or CD in the drive the light comes on but nothing else. I can't see my
    > DVD Drive in Device Manager or in Windows Explorer. Vista just doesn't see
    > it. I didn't try to use the DVD Drive today before installing the driver.
    > I am not sure if the drive installation caused the problem or I had the
    > problem before and didn't know it.
    >
    > I tried to do a system restore three times at two different points and it
    > didn't complete. It said there was an error. I have found that more times
    > than not system restore doesn't work but I gave it a try.
    >
    > I have tried everything I know to do and nothing worked. My only thought
    > is to reformat and install Vista again. Does anyone have any idea what I
    > can do to get Vista to see the DVD Drive short of starting over? Any help
    > would be appreciated!!
    >
    > Sandra
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    joemamafresh Guest

    Re: DVD Drive Gone

    yup, it does...but it also has a yellow mark next to it, and when i double
    click on it, it says "this device cannot start" code 10...last night, i
    ALMOST reinstalled vista, it was fully recognized then...but when i backed
    out and went back...it still didn't show in my computer...i'm thinking i'll
    just reinstall unless someone comes up with a fix for me...i do appreciate
    the tips i've gotten here though...

    "Sandman" wrote:

    > Does the DVD drive show up under control panel/device manager?
    >
    >
    > "Sandra Smithey" <smithey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:O46UKSDIIHA.4592@xxxxxx

    > > I just installed the 32-bit Vista Ultimate on my laptop yesterday. I
    > > installed a couple of programs from CDs and eveything was working fine.
    > > Tonight I installed a driver for the LightScribe program and hadn't
    > > installed the program first. I now can't use my DVD Drive. When I put a
    > > DVD or CD in the drive the light comes on but nothing else. I can't see my
    > > DVD Drive in Device Manager or in Windows Explorer. Vista just doesn't see
    > > it. I didn't try to use the DVD Drive today before installing the driver.
    > > I am not sure if the drive installation caused the problem or I had the
    > > problem before and didn't know it.
    > >
    > > I tried to do a system restore three times at two different points and it
    > > didn't complete. It said there was an error. I have found that more times
    > > than not system restore doesn't work but I gave it a try.
    > >
    > > I have tried everything I know to do and nothing worked. My only thought
    > > is to reformat and install Vista again. Does anyone have any idea what I
    > > can do to get Vista to see the DVD Drive short of starting over? Any help
    > > would be appreciated!!
    > >
    > > Sandra
    > >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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