Cannot see dvd drive

  geewis357 12:20 28 Apr 2009
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Hi guys, a friend of mine has brought me a laptop to fix, he has bought it second hand but had no sound, this was easily fixed but then I discovered that the dvd/cd drive is not being recognised, either in my computer or device manager. The laptop is E-Sstem 3090 uk and origonaly had vista installed but now has xp pro with 512 mb ddr2 ram. I can't see how to phisicaly remove the drive so as to prompt to re-install, my external burner is instantly recognised, any Ideas!!!

  howard64 12:54 28 Apr 2009

go to device manager - drives - select the drive and then right click properties and uninstall. Now reboot and with luck it will be found and installed.

  geewis357 13:05 28 Apr 2009

Manny thanks for your reply howard64 but the drive is not visable in device manager still not visable when scanned for added hardware.

  Spark6 15:58 28 Apr 2009

click here for info on drive removal.

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