Quote: Originally Posted by brettzky
My dvd rom has disappeared! Dvds can no longer be read. Drive buzzs for a couple of seconds then stops working. In device manager under other devices I do not have drivers for a coprocessor or another unknown device. Does this have anything to do with my problem? Also, my laptop that I am inquiring about is now saying I need to consider replacing the battery and the laptop is approximately two years old. Is this simply a case of my laptop being too old?
AMD turion 64 x2
unsure of dvd rom manufacturer
You perhaps should have started a new thread for this.
On my laptop (Compaq CD50-105NR), I got the coprocessor warning in Device Manager until I installed the chipset drivers from HP. (nVidia chipset, AMD Athlon CPU.) I never had a problem with the DVD drive, so the chipset drivers may not explain your DVD problem.
Does your DVD drive show up in Device Manager, as working?
I don't know about the battery monitor. I haven't had a problem with that, even though I've been running Windows 7 betas for months (and now am running the released version).