Today I went to watch a DVD and suddenly, the computer won't detect the drive. I restarted once, and it detected it but when I went to play it, it didn't work. Restarted again, and now it won't even pick up the drive. I'm thinking it might be a side effect of the fact that my laptop gets toted about a bit (in a padded Targus backpack), but usually its only to and from my house to my dorm room every other weekend. The last time I used the drive was about a week ago and it was fine then. Any ideas of what could be the problem? I opened up Everest to try and see the statistics on an optical drive, but none was even listed. I also went into Device Manager and all that was listed was the hard drive, and it used to list the CD-RW/DVD drive there as well. The drive sounds like its beeping (one beep) whenever I put a CD in and close it. Any suggestions?
Could a virus cause this kind of thing to happen?
Edited by lineinasong, 21 November 2005 - 12:21 AM.