I had Windows XP installed on my machine, then changed to Vista. While in XP, my CD drive(s) was working perfectly fine, but when I installed Vista, it became unrecognised. I figured there was a problem with the cables so I unplugged the drive. When I rebooted Vista registered the CD drive and the CD inside, but when I clicked on the CD to open it, windows explorer stated that I was trying to reach an area that did not exist. When I refreshed the window the CD drive was gone. Even WMP knew that there was a CD and when I tried to get at it through there it, too, crashed.
I had recently dual-installed XP, and to my surprise the CD drive was fully functional. I then went back to Vista to see if the new installation had changed anything and once again, the drive was recognised but dissapeared when I attempted to reach it. This is extremely frustrating and I have serached all over the internet as to why this keeps happening, but as far as I know I am the only person with this problem. Help would be GREATLY appreciated. Please don't reply with "Vista sucks, that's your problem" I love Vista, but this one problem is getting annoying.