Undetected cdrom drive

  Gharte' 10:40 04 Nov 2003

Hi folks. My PC cannot detect the cdrom drive any more; not even in device manager. It does not read cds any more. It lights up on bootup, taht's all. Can someone tell me what's going on?

  Stuartli 10:55 04 Nov 2003

Have you checked all the leads and connections are secure?

  Stuartli 10:55 04 Nov 2003

It could also be that the drive has given up the ghost - new ones are about ?10-?12 now.

  Tog 11:15 04 Nov 2003

My PC did this to me after I updated some burning software. I ended up uninstalling the software, unplugging the CDROM, booting up, removing it from device manager, power down, reconnected, booted OK. The CD-RW was fine, it only affected the CDROM. Being fairly stupid I then reinstalled the update and had to go through the same process again. 8-(

  choffe 11:18 04 Nov 2003

yep my dvd did this when i installed two dvd editing suites they both fight for the right to party..
just un-install them and then install the one you use the most.

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