Hi, did as you suggested and rebooted. Still no dvd drive showing.... checked in device manager ad no yellow warning icon showing so assume all drivers reinstalled :
just gone into properties etc.....this is the message that now appears...
Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)
To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.
the device has not been disconnected nor anything done to it????????
Try to boot in Safe Mode (press F8 during boot) and see if the CD drive is there.