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cd dvd rom not visable on laptop

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by daithi55, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. daithi55

    daithi55 Regular member

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    i have a compaq presario f700 and it used to play cds and dvds
    i havent played any in a while but when i went to the other day it wont

    when i go into my computer its doesnt show a cd/dvd drive and there no drivers in device manager for one
    ive taken out the cd rom model no. GSA-T40N and putit back in it hoping it might just be a loose connection
    ive done a hardware scan but cant detect it i haven a clue what else to do im running windows vista

    thanks for any replies
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Anything in the bios that lists the drive?
     
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    daithi55 Regular member

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    i dont no how would i go about checking it

    cheers
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Sometimes at startup there will be a message on the screen telling you which key to tap before it starts Windows.
    Try one of these:
    F10
    F1
    F2
    DEL
    ESC

    Once inside, you check around for something that lists the drive and make sure it's set to 'Automatic'.
     
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    any exclamation marks or unknown device(s) in device manager?
     
  6. daithi55

    daithi55 Regular member

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    i looked again theres a disc drive mentioned its called this FUJITSU MHY2200BH i tried to update the driver but it says it has the best one already
     

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