DVD drive disappeared!



Cuchi
07-10-2005, 01:29 AM
I have a Packard Bell Easynote K5 285 with the standard DVD RW, I think its
Toshiba. I am running XP. The other day the drive just disappeared in 'My
Computer' and now I cannot see any dvd or cd that I put into the computer.
The drive does not even appear on the list of hardware devices...its as if
its vanished! I have tried all of the windows support suggestions and nothing
works, has anyone experienced this before?!

Cheers

Will Denny
07-10-2005, 01:29 AM
Hi

Is the drive seen in the BIOS?

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"Cuchi" <Cuchi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D95B610C-4A09-411D-A14D-3CA08F0BD44D@microsoft.com...
>I have a Packard Bell Easynote K5 285 with the standard DVD RW, I think its
> Toshiba. I am running XP. The other day the drive just disappeared in 'My
> Computer' and now I cannot see any dvd or cd that I put into the computer.
> The drive does not even appear on the list of hardware devices...its as if
> its vanished! I have tried all of the windows support suggestions and
> nothing
> works, has anyone experienced this before?!
>
> Cheers

Kiaugh
07-10-2005, 01:29 AM
Boy, have I! It turned out to be an incompatability problem between my
adaptec card update & Intel processor. Downloaded & installed the wrong
drivers then XP got unhappy in my efforts to find out what was going on.
Wound up purging my system of all CD & DVD programs r/w programs since I had
lost both drives. Major System failure. Do you know what it is like to
repair / reinstall XP Pro when you cannot use a CD? Did it though. Go back
and uninstall ALL CD & DVD software, etc., shut down for a while, boot up
and reinstall the programs from your original CD's. In case you are
wondering I did it using a memory stick that I loaded on my other computer.
--
Kiaugh


"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Is the drive seen in the BIOS?
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Cuchi" <Cuchi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D95B610C-4A09-411D-A14D-3CA08F0BD44D@microsoft.com...
> >I have a Packard Bell Easynote K5 285 with the standard DVD RW, I think its
> > Toshiba. I am running XP. The other day the drive just disappeared in 'My
> > Computer' and now I cannot see any dvd or cd that I put into the computer.
> > The drive does not even appear on the list of hardware devices...its as if
> > its vanished! I have tried all of the windows support suggestions and
> > nothing
> > works, has anyone experienced this before?!
> >
> > Cheers
>
>
>

Will Denny
07-10-2005, 01:29 AM
Yup - a memory stick will do it. Hopefully you are up and running again
now?

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Kiaugh" <Kiaugh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:22936B04-DD00-46DA-A446-4AC11C63F3C7@microsoft.com...
> Boy, have I! It turned out to be an incompatability problem between my
> adaptec card update & Intel processor. Downloaded & installed the wrong
> drivers then XP got unhappy in my efforts to find out what was going on.
> Wound up purging my system of all CD & DVD programs r/w programs since I
> had
> lost both drives. Major System failure. Do you know what it is like to
> repair / reinstall XP Pro when you cannot use a CD? Did it though. Go
> back
> and uninstall ALL CD & DVD software, etc., shut down for a while, boot up
> and reinstall the programs from your original CD's. In case you are
> wondering I did it using a memory stick that I loaded on my other
> computer.
> --
> Kiaugh
>
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Is the drive seen in the BIOS?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Cuchi" <Cuchi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:D95B610C-4A09-411D-A14D-3CA08F0BD44D@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a Packard Bell Easynote K5 285 with the standard DVD RW, I think
>> >its
>> > Toshiba. I am running XP. The other day the drive just disappeared in
>> > 'My
>> > Computer' and now I cannot see any dvd or cd that I put into the
>> > computer.
>> > The drive does not even appear on the list of hardware devices...its as
>> > if
>> > its vanished! I have tried all of the windows support suggestions and
>> > nothing
>> > works, has anyone experienced this before?!
>> >
>> > Cheers
>>
>>
>>

Kiaugh
07-10-2005, 01:29 AM
Ypu!, and have the battle scars to prove it. The whole mess took about 8
hours to straighten out, and I have been advised to not burn cd's & dvd's
until Adeptec figures out a hotfix. I don't want to wind up in that mess
again. I can send stuff to the church & burn it there. That sounds a little
odd doesn't it
--
Kiaugh


"Will Denny" wrote:

> Yup - a memory stick will do it. Hopefully you are up and running again
> now?
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Kiaugh" <Kiaugh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:22936B04-DD00-46DA-A446-4AC11C63F3C7@microsoft.com...
> > Boy, have I! It turned out to be an incompatability problem between my
> > adaptec card update & Intel processor. Downloaded & installed the wrong
> > drivers then XP got unhappy in my efforts to find out what was going on.
> > Wound up purging my system of all CD & DVD programs r/w programs since I
> > had
> > lost both drives. Major System failure. Do you know what it is like to
> > repair / reinstall XP Pro when you cannot use a CD? Did it though. Go
> > back
> > and uninstall ALL CD & DVD software, etc., shut down for a while, boot up
> > and reinstall the programs from your original CD's. In case you are
> > wondering I did it using a memory stick that I loaded on my other
> > computer.
> > --
> > Kiaugh
> >
> >
> > "Will Denny" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> Is the drive seen in the BIOS?
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Will Denny
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >> Please reply to the News Groups
> >>
> >>
> >> "Cuchi" <Cuchi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:D95B610C-4A09-411D-A14D-3CA08F0BD44D@microsoft.com...
> >> >I have a Packard Bell Easynote K5 285 with the standard DVD RW, I think
> >> >its
> >> > Toshiba. I am running XP. The other day the drive just disappeared in
> >> > 'My
> >> > Computer' and now I cannot see any dvd or cd that I put into the
> >> > computer.
> >> > The drive does not even appear on the list of hardware devices...its as
> >> > if
> >> > its vanished! I have tried all of the windows support suggestions and
> >> > nothing
> >> > works, has anyone experienced this before?!
> >> >
> >> > Cheers
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


DVD drive disappeared!