disappearing DVD Rom and CD Writer in Windows XP

  meme24u 15:10 30 Jul 2003

I'm having trouble with my DVD Rom and CD Write missing in "My Computer", and the BIOS Files. It shows only after my system comes out of Standby. After using them my system no longer recognizes that they are there, and I again have to wait till I go into Standby. I've gone to the windows Newsgroup site, and no one their is able to help me what can I do? I've taken my computer into a tech. and still I'm having the same problem.

  howard60 21:33 30 Jul 2003

first do not use standby this can give strange probs. try removing the devices from control panel - system - device manager and with luck they will be found when you reboot and reinstalled ok. If not try altering their connections to the ide cables ie if one is master on ide2 make it slave on ide1 and so on - do not forget to alter the jumpers accordingly.

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