Hot Topics

losing DVD drive "D" after reinstalling Windows

  dangerus1 09:00 16 Jan 2016
Locked

After I reinstalled Windows on my laptop which was successful when switching on D drive DVDRW shows in my Computer after a while it disappears. How can I get it back permanently?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:47 16 Jan 2016

What operating system?

  dangerusone 10:10 16 Jan 2016

Windows 7, the D drive appears when I hover over cmputer but when I open Computer in the taskbar? turns green and when it reaches the end the drive diappears. I hope you can understand my way of explanation as I'm not too good with terminology.

  alanrwood 11:14 16 Jan 2016

Have you set the File Explorer/Folder options in Control Panel or Windows Explorer to show all drives even when empty. The default after a reinstall is to hide empty drives.

  dangerusone 11:49 16 Jan 2016

Alanrwood, I'll have a look at thatwhen I go back to it. I'm on my computer as my emails is not set set up, it's granddaughters Laptop. I had it showing and managed to put a CD containing photo's but after a while everything froze with message not responding. I couldn't even shut down without using the on/off button.I wondered if the drivers for the DVDRW could be to blame.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Will 5G kill you?

Becoming an In-House Illustrator: advice from those who've made it

iPhone SE 2 release date, price & specs rumours

Les meilleurs VPN pour Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020)