I switcched on my PC and couldn't get the cd drawer to open no light etc. not shown on my computer, have tried restore several times no joy.When I turned on my computeragain on the menu autodetecting sec master .press F4 to abort was flashing never seen that before left it alone for 30 secs and programmes all loaded.,still no sign of cd-writersystem is XP. THANKS jOE
I had this problem a few weeks ago the DVD drive (D) had disappeared from my computer although it was appearing in the device manager as working correctly. What had happened I don't know, but this is how I corrected it (and it was by accident) I emptied everything in My Docs (put onto CDR) and when I switched on again everything was ok, it was obviously something I had downloaded that was causing the problem, I have also had trouble with various drivers I have installed for other hardware i.e a card reader for a digital camera and also a driver for a memory stick, neither of my drives would work with these installed and I had to find alternatives
No I couldn't open mine either but I was lucky as I had two drives and it was only the DVD drive that was affected, I had all sorts of advice from various sources and they all told me to disconnect it but as it was only 3 months old I was reluctant and thank goodness I was right it was a conflict somewhere
Cable Select can only be used if you have a mobo that supports it and the correct cables.
Go into Safe Mode, open Device Manager and check the drive's Properties again - if the drive is listed then first make sure that it has not been "disconnected" or disabled if it is listed; otherwise the most likely cause is that there is a loose or incorrectly fitted lead or cable.