The optical drive then has a warning icon image and it does not show up in My Computer or Device Manager and does not show up after scanning for hardware changes in Device Manager. Again, I do apologize for the delayed update on this one. March 23, at 1: BIOS updates are either available from the computer manufacturer e. Just got it bout a month ago and it was after I had restarted it that my god damn D: Compaq Cnr could not install the drivers one day for the DVD drive that had been working for two years.

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Did a system restore. July 3, at 4: May 5, at 9: May 1, at 3: April 14, at 9: September 13, at 7: Able to play video DVDs. I am amazed that there still is no resolution to this!

My Sony DVD RW dw-ga has stopped working. How do I get it to work – Microsoft Community

Had a simuliar Problem a few weeks ago with wireless device drivers, would uninstall the drivers, but XP Pro Would Automatical reinstall the drivers after restart. August 5, at In case it helps, lately I occasionally see an error message on reboot from lsbwatcher, mentioning something about.


But the drive does still appear in My Computer. Tried most of the fixes listed here.

March 22, at Found out that if I keep the laptop on a notebook cooler that it will not disappear. March 26, at 5: Pressing “Properties” gives a properties dialog box that claims: April 9, at 9: Everything worked fine until I installed a CD emulator.

After sleeping and resuming, the optical drive shows up in Safely Remove Hardware, exactly like in the first picture. I had the same problem with both my CDR and DVD drives disappearing a few weeks ago and the “fix it” tool worked to make them visible again.

Is my Sony DW GA a piece of crap? – LiteOn / PLDS / Sony Writer – Club Myce – Knowledge is Power

Windows would always think that any CD inserted was a blank one and you could not explore the CD. So then you think that both drives are down.

After all on-line fixes failed, replaced dvd unit. April 1, at 6: Got a blue screen on reboot.


March 28, at 1: This worked for me but the drive disappeared again. June 19, at June 12, at So that is the primary IDE cable slot.

April 29, at May 25, at 9: I have the exact same problem as treebee on 2 different laptops… its been about 2 months and unable to find a solution!! Otherwise, Microsoft will not only lose consumers as customers but HP, Dell, Acer, and the millions of corporate, small business, and governments will get tired of the crappy products and service. July 4, at 3: This reversion has NOT corrected the issue.