So I've combed the forums online and I can see others have had similar issues as me but none of the fixes suggested have worked. So My CD/DVD drive will randomly vanish from time to time and nothing can predict when it registers and when it doesn't. The times that it vanishes, it is also missing from the device manager. I've tried reinstalling drivers, clean booting to find the source of the problem in case it was a program/application conflict and Microsoft's FixIt component for DVD/CD drive problems. If anyone could please help me figure out what's happening that would be great.
Occasionally the fixes will return the drive but with minutes sometimes hours it will vanish again. I'd really like a permanent solution.
Running: Sony Vaio Laptop, Windows 7
Edited by ShimmeringAg, 04 August 2013 - 08:13 PM.