I have a HP laptop running windows vista and just recently my dvdrw drive doesnt show up in windows. I have rebooted, tried safe mode and even flash the bios and still nothing. When I check event viewer it shows 2 errors, one is for the plug and play manager stating the dvd drive disappeared without notifying it was removing it and a error for cd rom saying still not ready. Any ideas of what the cause could be or a solution to fix it.
you can try disconnecting all cables to drive and boot up, then shutdown and reboot with them connected again. If it shows in device manager you will want to uninstall before shutting down and disconnecting the cables.
If that doesn't work try another drive and see what happens.
It a laptop so the drive is internal , the drive opens and you hear it reading but since windows doesnt recognoze it nothing happens. Any ideas of why it would just disappear, could it be the drive since theres a plug and play error.