After Formatting a Windows 2000 machine the CD drive (E.) is not recognised. It shows up in the BIOS, but not in My Computer at times.
If the system is restarted or shut down and re-booted the Drive may be visible there but not accessable. An error may come up saying there is an I/O error. As i say `may come up` as this message doesn't always appear.
At times the drive will sound as if it is taking the CD but will not recognise that there is one in the drive, saying the `E. drive is not accessable`.
There is a DVD drive in the machine also which is set as slave and the CD drive is the master.
I did remove the drive to allow Windows to find it, but it still does not recognise it.
I had thought that there may be a loose wire but I can't see that this would be the problem as the machine has not been moved at all. Not unless it is just a normal ware and tear process that has dislodged a cable.