Hi, I have problems with my laptop. I have a 2 and 1/5 year old HP g6065ea (it came with Vista, Now on WIN 7) and first my DVD drive started playing tricks on me... while burning a DVD it made error in nero and it disappeared from my computer after restart it worked but then disappeared again. And so on and off for about a month(during this time it wouldn't boot from CD/DVD), now it's not recognized at all, as if it's not there.
Today my sound stopped after exiting a game that asked for OpenAL before starting. I installed OpenAL and the game worked after I closed the game, the music in WMP went mute, it said it was playing but no sound. After restart it said no audio devise. After several restarts still nothing. I reseted the bios by taking out the battery. The sound came back with no problem but after a few minutes of playing video on youtube the sound disappeared again. Tried changing the volume and "Volume mixer" crashed.
Now I can't bring back the sound card whatever I do... In HWinfo it says unknown or no card installed and in Device Manager there's no trace of sound card.
So is my Laptop dying? What can I do?
Sorry for the long post. Any help will be appreciated.
P.S. Oh and I have dual boot with Ubuntu 9.10 and it doesn't find the DVD/Audio also. And it also has problems starting up, stops at bios sometimes.
It sounds like your hard drive is going bad. They are pretty cheap to replace.
hi, thx for replying.
How is my HDD going bad? I tried removing the HDD and running live ubuntu but it would not boot from the DVD... I think the BIOS is going mad...but I updated my bios and nothing.
i reinstalled win7 from USB and it installed with no problem, but it still wouldn't see my DVD drive
At first I thought my DVD drive was busted but now I have the same problems with my sound card.