CDrom not showing within windows? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2006, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 60
Default CDrom not showing within windows?

hello everyone! I got a really strange problem with my CDROm. i Turned on my computer this morning and there showed no signs of my cd-rom responding. I put a cd in and nothing booted. My computer didnt show the drive. Whats wrong?

xynthetik is offline  
Old 08-22-2006, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 200

Does the drive show up in BIOS ?

Have you installed any new applications recently, especially cd burning tools.

imation is offline  
Old 08-22-2006, 05:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,909
Send a message via AIM to jcortes

can you hear the disk spin up when you put it in the drive?
does the drive have power ?
did you install anything or change anything before this started happening?
is it recognized bey the BIOS?
can you see the drive in device manager?
are there any ? or ! next to it?

if all of these are a NO try the drive in another pc and then trash it if it doesnt work.

AIM = jcortestechhelp
jcortes is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.