For the past 2 months my Presario v3000 (XPsp3) CD/DVD optical drive does not show up in Windows Explorer, Device Manager, or System Information, EXCEPT for very occasionally, usually on a re-boot with a cd in the drive. A few days ago it showed up temporarily after I uninstalled my network adapter, and disappeared almost immediately in the middle of installing a program.
I have searched all over the internet and tried everything. Found many other people with the identical problem but nothing that works to fix it. Iíve done the upper/lower filters thing, run msfixit, updated drivers from HP, looked for drivers from the cd drive manufacturer, etc. I would very greatly appreciate any help; can usually find solutions but this time I am tearing my hair out.
EDIT: Removed all log data and attachment, not relevant to suspected hardware issues, HJT logs are malware tools and not permitted in this forum. No indication of malware issues ~ Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 11 March 2011 - 11:08 AM.