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Missing CD/DVD drive

By jandelmaro
Jun 4, 2011
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  1. When I open 'My Computer' there is no DriveD (Cd/Dvd drive) like before. I'm using Windows XP. Please help. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +45

    Back in the day's of me using Windows XP, sometimes this very thing would happen to me. For me the fix was simple, I would "refresh" the "my computer" window. Also on some of my clients computers, they would, for not knowing any better, instruct Windows to hide the drive, through it's properties. Just sounds like to me something has gone just slightly haywire and maybe all you need to do is a simple "system restore" to fix this, maybe back to a date that your CD Drive icon was showing.

    A question before I go, if you were to stick a audio or data CD inside the CD-ROM drive does it work? If not, than maybe "connectivity" is the issue, answering the above question will help me maybe guide you better on fixing this issue!
     

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