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Replaced dvdburner with older cd drive not coming up

Ok my optiplex 240 dvd drive kept getting stuck and my kids would hit the top and it would open any finally it wouldnt open any more so i took it out the disk inside was in a million pieces so i thought ill replace it with to old cd writer in the old compaq we had put away. anyway installation went fine no probs. but there is no d drive on the computer anymore ive tried add hardware but it says there isn;t any how do i get the cd drive to appear

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