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D: and E: drives


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Yes I have a Dell Windows XP and one day i went to install a game to my computer and i found that my D: and E: drives were missing from MY Computer. Ive tried to do a system restore Ive fiddled with the little tabs inside the power box..and nothing is seeming to work..Can some one please help me
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What are/were drives D, and E?
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You know how when you go to My Computer and there it will have icons that say.. D: and E: well they arent there anymore..and now nothing will read in my cdrom or dvdrom..i am not really computer literate when it comes to terminology lol..i just want to retrieve them..and when i go to my driver manager it has little exclamation marks by them
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i go to my driver manager it has little exclamation marks by them

Do you mean Device Manager?
Are they listed as some CD/DVD drives?
If so...

Try one of these:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
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okay i got my d driver back..but now my e driver is still missing...and its not showing up in device manager or anything..
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It may be dead, then. Did both drives come with your computer, or were they installed later? How old are they?
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