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.