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help find my DVD drive


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I need help recovering my DVD drive. It is no longer in the device manager and my system restore does not re-load.
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XP should recognize the drive again if you unplug it and reboot - and then plug it back in and reboot again. if not please post back.
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is the device detected in the bios and on bootup?
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That did the trick. I unplugged the computer, cracked the case open, disconnected the CD/DVD drive cables and powered back up. The computer immediately noticed the drive was missing and I selected the power up normal option.

I then powered down, unplugged, reconnected the cables to the CD/DVD drive and powered back up. The computer identified the drive as new hardware and configured it correctly. The drive again appears in the task manager.

I should have tried this first, but I am always hopeful there is a simple software solution to the problem. I wish I knew what caused the problem. I will right it off as an XP glitch...

Thanks for your help,

JT
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