I am the not-so-proud owner of a Toshiba M45-S355 laptop. It was given to me... 'nuff said. Sometimes, my laptop will not recognize that I have a dvd-rom. I have no clue why. It did this a couple of weeks ago and I didn't want to deal with it, so I turned it off and put it away. Last night, I turned it on for the first time since putting in 3 weeks and I had my DVD-Rom. Today I got home from work and opened it up and lo and behold, no DVD-Rom... again. This happened before around Thanksgiving and I asked the girl who gave it to me if it did this before and she said that it did. She just dealt with it until it decided to come back. That day, it came back in 3 hours. The drivers are up-to-date, there is nothing showing up as unknown in the device manager. That's all that I know how to check as I am not very technical. Any help is very appreciated. Especially if it leads me back to playing The Sims 2.