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Optical drive not showing up in bios

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HP Pavilion DV9925nr optical drive not showing up in Bios, my computer, not detected at all. What can I try to resolve this?
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  1. Just as a sanity check, did you connect both the data and power cables to the drive? Try unplugging / replugging the cables, or even using different ones to rule out the possibility of a cable issue.

    Also, some motherboards have more than 1 SATA controller and if you plugged the drive into a port for different controller than the one for your hard drive there's a chance that the other controller has been disabled in the BIOS.
  2. ghsmith9 said:
    Hello,
    HP Pavilion DV9925nr optical drive not showing up in Bios, my computer, not detected at all. What can I try to resolve this?



    What you need to do is download and install Daemon Tools for free, then use it to mount a virtual (fake) CD drive. Then go to device manager, and you will see that the CD/DVD drive category has re-appeared for the fake drive. Select this category and scan for new devices. Your original CD/DVD drive should reappear on my computer and device manager. Enjoy! I only had to down load and install it and my drive started working, i was about to take the laptop apart then i saw this post.
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