cd rom drive disappeared

  computer novice 12:14 16 Mar 2003

whilst installing some software, pc came back with message that i was unable to use cd drive restarted pc. d:\ now missing? tried system restore,no joy. cd drive does not appear in device manager. Help is there anything i can do to get my cd drive back? much appreciated.

  vinnyT 12:37 16 Mar 2003

Are you able to access the drive from dos booting from a floppy disk with cd support? If so, this suggests a prob with windows.

If not, a hardware prob. try re-inserting the cables, as these can become dislodged over time.

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