|At my wits end now.|
Had this problem for some time now but only tried to fix it these last few days.
My cdrom suddently stopped working ages ago and i thought it was maybe a software conflict. So after finally rebooting system back to factory condition i thought this would fix problem but it didnt.
Device does not show up in device manager but powers up ok and ejects no problem. I thought that maybe the drive itself was faulty so i tested it on my friends laptop who has same as me and the drive works perfect.
So i thought maybe motherboard isnt doing so well since i have read the hp dv6500 series has problems with dodgy motherboards.
Then suddenly today drive popped up and worked fine while i was updating windows.
Had to reboot after update and now drive has gone again??
I have tried this delete upper lower filters in the registry but they dont exist there so thats not the problem.
I have following setup,
Model: Hp pavilion dv6500 notebook pc
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU/Ram: 1.8 GHz / 958 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M
Sound Card: Conexant High Definition SmartAudio HD2
Everything else works perfect but im lost as to what to do now?