Notebook DVD player

By Jhong
Dec 26, 2010
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  1. I upgraded from windows vista to windows 7 on my notebook and it does recognize the DVD player. My notebook is a HP pavilion Dv6636nr. Specs are as follows:

    Microprocessor 1.9 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-58
    Microprocessor Cache 512 KB + 512 KB L2 cache
    Memory 2048 MB DDR2 (2 Dimm)
    Memory Max 4096 MB
    Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M (UMA)
    Video Memory Up to 559MB
    Hard Drive 160 GB (5400 RPM) (SATA)
    Multimedia Drive LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support
    Display 15.4" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)
    Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
    Network Card Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
    Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g WLAN
    Sound Altec Lansing
    Keyboard 101-key compatible & 2 Quick Launch Buttons- HP Quick Play Menu and DVD
    Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
    PC Card Slots

    * 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)

    External Ports

    * 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
    * 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
    * 2 Headphone out
    * 1 microphone-in
    * 1 VGA (15-pin)
    * 1 TV-Out (S-video)
    * 1 RJ-11 (modem)
    * 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
    * 1 notebook expansion port 3
    * 1 IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin)
    * 1 Consumer IR

    Dimensions 14.05" (L) X 10.12" (W) X 1" (MIN H)/1.69" (MAX H)
    Weight 6.14lbs

    * Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
    * Power-on password
    * Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

    I tried deleting the registry entries for UpperFilters and LowerFilters in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} as suggested in Article 314060 of MS Support page, but the entries mentioned did not exist in my registry.

    Can anyone help me get my DVD player back working???
  2. picrockpro

    picrockpro TS Rookie


    I'm not sure I understand... It "does" or doesn't recognize the DVD player???
  3. Jhong

    Jhong TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    it doesn't recognize my DVD player
  4. picrockpro

    picrockpro TS Rookie

    Try going into your bio's and see if your DVD drive is visible. I don't remember if it works the same way on 7, but it should. Make sure the DVD drive is set properly.

    It may also be driver issue, having trouble talking to Windows 7. So make sure your drivers are all updated.

    Have you had trouble with your DVD player in the past? It might not work anymore, does the disk spin when you insert a DVD?

    I'm no expert, but its worth a shot.
  5. Jhong

    Jhong TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Can you be alittle more specific about the DVD drive being visible in the BIOS? when I go into my BIOS, the only time I see the optical drive is when i go to boot order. and it only says CD boot. Can you tell me is that right? My DVD was working fine until I upgraded to windows 7. the disk does spin when i insert it, but it doesn't read the disc. Please help.

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