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Old 02-18-2005, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yeah i was wondering why none of the CDs or DVDs I was loading into my toshiba 32x drive were playing. So i open up the my computer window and lo and behold no DVD drive!!. <sarcasm>Cool, huh?</sarcasm> Any suggestions on how i recover my drive? (no hocus-pocus ideas plz). And the drive works, BTW, cuz it comes up in the POST screen and there's power to it (the read light comes on for instance).
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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open up the cpu and check if the cables are loose
normally thats the problem
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is your drive showing up in the device manager? If yes, I'd just try unplugging it, and replugging it... maybe that'll do the job... If no.... maybe it's a driver problem.... not too sure

Did ur drive just suddenly disappear?
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah just *poof!* Doesnt show in device manager but it appears in POST screen w/all the other drives...
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therefore no cables are loose.
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try downloading a driver for it, or go to control panel and install new hardware. then it should detect any plugged in devices, and you should know what to do from there...
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Is it spinning up? Or is the light just working?

If it is spinning up, the laser could be dirty or dead.

If it's not spinning, check the power leads, or it is dead.
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try flashing it
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try flashing it
Like flashing the BIOS you mean? or something else?
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Like flashing the BIOS you mean? or something else?
Go on the manufacterer website and there will have a firmware just follow instruction and it will flash it.
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