Owing to my most recent computer disaster, I discovered that there is a whole world of misery out there, with everyone trying to discover why their CD or DVD ROMs had suddenly and inexplicably disappeared off their systems--and no answers (seemingly) to be found.
As it took me ages to find the solution, I feel I might do them all a favor and post the cure.
If anyone out there is receiving the error message in their Windows XP Event Viewer:
"Device...... disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal."
NOPE,but....my hardisk constantly disappears,not in the same way as your DVD drive,but from the bios i have XP installed on primary and slave.lol.its funny switching in between the 2.im on slave at the mo.lol.i wish i could resolve this.sigh
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