I've had an HP laptop with Windows XP for about three years now, but in the past year something weird has started happening. My F drive appears only occasionally. In order to get it to show up, I have to re-start my computer multiple times, and make sure that not only are no external drives plugged in, but that the disc I want to run is in the drive at start-up. Even then, sometimes after I remove the disc once done with it, the drive then disappears again.
I have no idea how to fix this. Does anyone have any ideas? A big thanks in advance! (: