update:Gutsy won't recognize dvdr (long)

sdavmor sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Wed Nov 21 04:56:40 UTC 2007

Ed Miller wrote:
> Just wanted to drop a note about this problem I had. On Sunday, I sat
> down and booted up my computer and it found all of my dvd players. By
> Sunday evening I lost all of my usb devices, and the internal dvd drive.
> I have been down since then. I re-installed Gutsy three times and had
> the same problem, it wouldn't recognize anything but the keyboard and
> the monitor. I attempted to re-install XP with wiped drives and it still
> would not 'see' any of my hardware. While I had windows up I went to my
> other computer and downloaded the bios from hp onto my thumb drive
> plugged the thumb drive into this computer and it recognized the thumb
> drive. I think the good lord knew I was at wits end. I flashed the bios,
> shut down the computer and rebooted with Gutsy in the internal drive and
> it came right up. It is now configured and working excellent.
> I also wanted to thank all of you who attempted to help me during those
> bad days I had. I lost all of the replies I had to the problem when I
> wiped my drives so I can't thank you individually but I wanted you to
> know that I tried each and every solution from all of you.
> Thank you all very much.
> Ed

It's a shame that you had to go through all that grief, but the solution 
when you got there is good to know about.
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