i have a hp dv 2718us. Im having issues wth my DVD rom. It will eject CDs and everything but it wont read them and it doesnt recognize the drive meaning its not seeing it. Its not listed the drive in the device manager either. Im trying to install windows again and this is putting a huge wrench in my plans.
ok here is something to try, since it powers on and ejects to load the disc but is not showing up in the device manager maybe the firmware is bad. Either replace the drive or go get a usb external drive they are around 40-50 dollars then hit f2 to enter the bios and boot from removable device and that should allow you to load your OS disc.