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Driver for CD/DVD Drive in an HP G56-129WM (Laptop)?

By DemonVenom
May 25, 2014
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  1. So I've been trying to format the above mentioned laptop with Win 7... when doing so I boot from the dvd & make it to the "installation" window but I'm then warned that the CD/DVD drive doesn't have the required drivers.
    It says I can install them and then proceed but I have been to the HP site and not been able to figure out which driver I need? (It's 64-bit also)

    (I wanted to bypass all this and just reformat it from a win 7 usb drive but that's a whole other problem as the "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool" continues to say it was unable to copy my files... even after going into "cmd" as an admin and "prepping" it.... anyway thats a whole other post but figured I would do that to save others the time of replying to try that instead)
     
  2. DemonVenom

    DemonVenom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    .... & nothing.... Damn...,
     
  3. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,849   +184

    Did this laptop or computer come with win 7? If so would it not be easier to do a Factory Reinstall . From the recovery partition. This would give you all you drives and such.
     
  4. DemonVenom

    DemonVenom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    The Original Drive "crapped" out, this was a replacement drive I pulled from another unit. I managed to format it with XP first which gave it some generic drivers which then allowed it to proceed to the Win 7 install successfully. thanks for the suggestion though!
     
  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,849   +184

    Cool Glad to here you got it up and running.
     
    DemonVenom likes this.
  6. DemonVenom

    DemonVenom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Thanks!... appreciate your feedback!
     
    Cobalt006 likes this.
  7. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,849   +184

    Your welcome
     


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