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Old 12-20-2004, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently i tried putting a cd into my cd rom drive and noticed that it didnt automatically load up. So i went into My Computer to try to manually load it and i found this:



As you can see there are no drives there. So ive been asking people for help on some other message boards and it was recommended that i ask here. I've already restarted a couple of times and looked for windows updates (windows xp[there were non]) and ive even looked inside my computer to see if the IDE cables had become unattached.


Now im pretty much a newbie at all computer stuff so i may need things explained to me in a newbie friendly manner. Thanks.
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you just recently install XP? I ask this because:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...EN-US;q320553&

Try reinstalling the drivers or use system restore to go back to a point where Windows did detect your drives.

Also did you check if the problem was with your BIOS? Does your BIOS detect the drives?
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Old 12-20-2004, 06:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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oh man thanks so much that just solved my problem : D
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Old 12-20-2004, 06:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No problem.
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Old 12-20-2004, 10:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Alright this has made my DVD-ROM drive appear but my CD-ROM drive is still missing any suggestions?
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