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computer won't detect my drive


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My computer doesn't seem to want to recognize my dvd/cd drive. The device manager doesn't detect it... I can't install drivers, etc. I've tried just about everything I can think of, with the exception of hooking the drive up to the same cable that my hdd is on (it's on its own right now). I opened up the casing and looked inside and the wires were all secure and in the right place. I unplugged the wires in the drive and connected them to my old drive, which was still around and handy (apparently)... after a reboot, the computer wouldn't detect the other drive either. There is obviously a problem with the main wire in the back, or maybe with the node on the motherboard? Those would be my first two guesses, but I'm not sure.

Other than this, my computer is in excellent shape. I'm running XP (Recently re-installed it with SP2), and I frequently scan with ewido, ad-aware, avg, hijack this... and everything really does seem to be in good order.


I also don't have any games with that new drive hiding technology, or that causes rebooting...


I'm stumped.


Any help would be great!
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I just want to add that this problem is only a recent occurance. It was working fine, I went away for the weekend, came back, booted her up, and ... it thinks my dvd drive just isn't there, in any capacity.
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