Thank you loads for replying... very much appreciated
it either doesn't show...or if it does ( if I insert a dvd disc) it says application not found if I click it....
if I do get it to show (by inserting a dvd) and I click on the properties it shows 2 drives although I only have one...one says disc drives whilst my own slimline says cd/dvdrom drive , I do not have another dvd drive, external or otherwise
says drivers up to date
it does not show in the device manager... no yellow icon it is simply not listed
it has not been dropped or any other mishap..... but I did install the windows 7 the other day ( I hated windows 8) as a clean install and this problem has occurred since then?
one other point that MAY be helpful.... it will play a straight forward dvd, but I cannot install software from a disc...it just slows and stops at a certain point then the drive disappears from all lists again.......
Edited by Wendywoo0805, 12 August 2013 - 09:10 AM.