My dv0700 Hp will not find thr dvd in bios

September 23, 2011 at 15:21:44
Specs: Windows 7
my dv9700 can't find the dvd Everything works Fine I tried the removing filters I tried getting a new dvd burner and it will not boot Any help for this one?Thank you in advance

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#1
September 24, 2011 at 10:54:43
You need to explain what you have done and when the drive quit working. You evidently have upgraded to Windows 7. Is that correct? If so, how did you manage to do that if the DVD drive wasn't functional?

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#2
September 25, 2011 at 14:55:06
I pulled a hard drive from another laptop with w 7 on it and I put it in the laptop. It works great just will not find the drive.I put the xp back on the old drive and switched them again and everythink works but no dvd. The computer worked fine before then it just lost the dvd.Thank you for responding to me.

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#3
September 25, 2011 at 16:40:37
You may need to install the motherboard chip set drivers. Post the brand and full model number of the laptop.

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#4
September 25, 2011 at 19:48:48
Hi , I have an HP dv 9700 It came with vista on it a while ago and I had changed it back to w98 and it played for a long time Now it will not read it at all.I bought a replacement that came out of an Hp dv9000 and it was susposed to work. But it didn't .The company is sending me another one to try. It had an HP dvd Reader writer in it before Model Ad 7560-a The company sent me an Hp blueray out of a Dv9000 I am wondering if this will work with my dv9700. If you can tell me where to get the mb drivers I will be grateful. Thank You Biostar782

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#5
September 26, 2011 at 04:40:09
You have not provided a full model number. We need the full model of your laptop, not the DVD drive.

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#6
September 26, 2011 at 12:04:57
Sorry thats all there is: HP Pavilion dv9700 entertainment pc Nothing Else.Hope you can do something with this I checked on Hp site but I can't find the drivers. I may just have to buy the restore disks.

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#7
September 26, 2011 at 12:15:44
Sorry, I thought you were providing the model number for the DVD drive itself. Response #3 seemed to indicate that.

From the specs of that laptop I have no idea how you got Win98 running on there at all. There are no drivers for Win98 for most of the hardware.

There are no special drivers for DVD optical drives but the motherboard chip set drivers must be installed. As I stated, there are none for Win98. Go to Device Manager and look. I suspect you will find yellow or red exclamation marks for much of the hardware.

I suggest you return to Vista.


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#8
September 26, 2011 at 13:29:06
Ok I will try your idea and load vista on my other laptop that does work and then switch the hard drives. I did as you said and I checked my device manager The only place I have a yellow check mark is on my IEEE Compliant IEEE 1394 Host controler Would this be it or is it only for my land cable I use wireless on this. Thanks for the help

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#9
September 26, 2011 at 13:57:52
IEEE 1394 is commonly called firewire. If you don't use that for anything then you don't need to worry.

Win98 evidently tried to configure the hardware using available drivers. The hardware in your laptop is 10 years newer than Win98 so there are no correct drivers.

Your original DVD drive was an HD format, which became obsolete so it was replaced with a Blu-ray drive. Neither of those formats is something that was in existence when Win98 was written or updated.


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#10
September 26, 2011 at 14:03:55
Can I put win 7 on a hard drive and put it in this system or do I need vista only? I tried to find drivers on Hp site but my laptop will not see the operating system.Isn't that weird?I am going to try a vista on another system then put it in theis laptop and hope it will find the drivers for vista..Thanks for the information It does help

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#11
September 26, 2011 at 14:38:06
Did you ever wipe the hard drive? If not, there should be a recovery partition on it that can be used to restore the computer to the original factory state. Watch the screens at start up to learn what keystroke/s to use to start the recovery.

Windows 7 should run on there too but you already have a Vista license.


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#12
September 26, 2011 at 17:31:33
This drive is so messed up that all I get is the blue screen of death. Its so bad that I have to go back to the old dos system just to clear the system and fdisk it,So far it seems to be working I am going to try w 7 on it and see what happens I hope it works as no one around me has vista anymore they pitched the disks out when 7 came out as vista was junk. I never liked it either.I will let you know what happens when I get done in the next hour or so .

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