I have a:
IBM T23 Laptop - 512mb ram - 1.13mghz
Basically, when i open up my cd/dvd drive, whether i put in a cd or not, as soon as i press the close button, the cd/dvd drive closes, but then all of a sudden i hear a "disconnect" sound, like when your disconnecting your usb this sound comes up. So now i check, and my cd/dvd drive is no where listed, it isn't in the folders menu, it isn't even listed in device manager!
I have to reboot my computer to be able to SEE the drive again. But as soon as i open and close, it messes up big time.
I did this test, where i opened up the device manager properties, for when the cd/dvd drive is listed. I opened and closed the drive, so i disconnects and goes missing. And i looked at the properties which was still open, and it gave me this error message -
"Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer (Code 45)
To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer"
I really dont know what to do.. and how this problem just occurs... any assistance is hugely appreciated.