My Windows ME pc has booted and not recognised that it has dvd-rom & cd-rw drives. They're not listed in Device Manager or My Computer. Why has this happened and how can I get them back? I've tried rebooting via the System cd (Gateway) that came with the pc and reboots to the original configuration - thereby erasing any important stuff I hadn,t backed up - but this doesn't resolve the problem.
I agree with Ellas. The power supplies send off a very minute vibration which can, over time, loosen the mother-board connections and also the connectors on the backs of the drives. Take the covers off your machine and give all the plugs, both mother-board and drive device plugs a gentle press. :-)
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