CD Drive not showing

  Jane23 14:31 26 Feb 2003

My CD drive has disappeared from Windows (I have checked in Device Manager). Also it is not found when the BIOS starts up. Could this be a faulty lead in the computer? Does this mean I will have to open the case?

  MichelleC 15:22 26 Feb 2003

'Fraid so. It sounds like a loose lead, but could be something else. But make sure u r earthed as static can fry things. And what operating system r u?

  Jane23 17:12 26 Feb 2003

Windows XP

  GroupFC 17:20 26 Feb 2003

I sometimes have this problem but it usually re-appears when I re-start the system. This is also on XP (home). Unfortunately, I have no idea what causes this and therefore can't offer a solution.

I hope its not a question of opening the case as I wouldn't have the first ides what to do!!

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