and... i also have the same problem, im under warrenty though, but last time i called hp they charged me for it, lol....
anyway yes my driver is either corrupted or missing, i have all the recovery discs etc.. maybe i unintentionally removed it when i was sifting through all the bullshit they loaded on here... ummmm when i reinstalled windows media, the cd player worked fine, i hear it working, its just the driver or something doesnt show up, and i tried all the typical stuff, its either corrupted or missing, but it definitely spins up the disc when i put it in there, do i need to reinstall everythiing?
or can i find the driver that the thread starter and I can not seem to find
thanks for the help
philips dvd-ram SDVD8821