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I would assume that your D drive is your CD Rom Drive. If you go into My Computer and the drive isn't there, Lets assume first that there is a problem with the Drive. If you have power to it and the drive does open to let you insert a disk, then our next step is to see if your data cable running to the drive is connected. Make sure that all power cables are unplugged before you open up the computer. Once opened look at the back of the CD Rom drive to check that the power plug is connected. Its the first set of 4 wires closest to you. The next cable next to that is the CD Rom Data IDE Cable. This cable must be plugged in all the way. Most of the IDE Cables will have a red stripe on one side. Make sure this red stripe is closest to the power cable for the drive. This will insure that you have this plugged in correctly. If you follow the IDE cable from the CD Rom to the mainboard (Motherboard) , you can make sure that this end is also seated firmly to the board. If all this is as it should be, go ahead and plug all your cables back in and restart your computer.
If this still doesnt solve your problem you might want to check your bios and insure that the CD Rom is recognized. It will show up in there if it sees it. If any of these solutions dont solve your problem, I would be leaning toward a bad CD Rom Drive.
Joe < Data Miner >
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
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