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CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive not being recognized


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iridium

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I have a Sony Vaio PCG-Z1VA laptop. This happened sometime in the past 3-4 weeks that the Laptop stopped recognizing the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. It does not show up under my computer, but the drive is still functionings as it is, because when I insert a cd/dvd in the drive it spins and does something and the LED on the drive flashes as well. The drive is not being recognized in the BIOS as well. When I statup the computer with a Windows XP installation disk in the drive it spins trying to recgnize it but then boots normally into windows. I even upgraded the BIOS from the Sony website but the problem still remains. The CD drive is not being recognized by the system at all.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks.
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can someone help me out here with this problem please
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Check the Device manager and see if its working properly there. The drivers may need updated. Is it intigrated or removable?
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I have checked the device manager .. it is not being listed over there either. The bios shows the secondary IDE as empty. Its integrated with the laptop, cannot be removed. I tried opening the laptop to check the IDE cable but I could not open it, din't wanna force it as I was afraid I would break the laptop.
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