I bought a Samsung CD-RW drive about two years ago and it was working fine until about a month ago when my computer made a strange noise for about five minutes and my CD-RW drive died. (I didn't find out my drive had died until a few days later, but I'm sure it had something to do with the computer making that noise.) My Documents no longer lists drive E. I've tried using Device Manager to scan my computer for new hardware after opening up my computer and making sure that the power cable and the IDE cable aren't loose. The Device Manager Wizard always says that no new hardware has been detected. Nothing else has been affected--I have an older DVD-ROM drive set on MASTER and it's still working just fine. The disc tray of the Samsung drive slides out, so I know the power cable connected to the drive is fine. I'm currently running Windows 2000 on a machine with 256 MB RAM and 30 GB memory (pretty old).
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!