cd/dvd drive missing...found it in the flash...

Forgive me... I asked this question in the wrong here goes in the right place

hp dv6646us laptop

upgraded to windows 7 - retail version 3 or 4 mos ago

just noticed my cd/dvd drive is missing, it is not listed under the device driver

I tried several online fixes to no avail

I plugged in my flash drive which is usually drive G and the drive G flash shows up and the cd/dvd drive E , ALSO !   but the drive E (cd/dvd) shows the flash (again) as the subdirectory.

The usb flash drive works fine and is accessible but even though the drive e (cd/dvd) shows up in the device manager (when my flash is plugged in) I can not access the cd in the drive

I am somewhat computer literate but afraid to mess with too much that I dont know anything about.  Thanks



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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 378 Applies to:

Hey charlotteda,


Have a look into this Knowledge Base article that addresses your issue.


See if the solution provided is of help.


Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs


Shinmila H - Microsoft Support

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