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If the CD unit itself appears in My computer but it's always empty (no disk in it) then the lens from the optical hear is covered in dust - clean it with a q-tip.
If not even the unit appears in My Computer then the unit's control processor is dead and you will have to replace it - a simple job but one that requires a basic experience, if you don't have it you will have to take it to a repair shop.
Try navigating to Start Button/ My Computer/, then Double-click the CD or DVD drive. If no CD or DVD drive shows up in My Computer, there is a problem with the drive. if no disc shows up in the Drive, it is a problem with reading the media.
Best thing to try, take out the dvd drive completely from the laptop. Then go ahead and reseat the drive back into its slot and put the screw back into place. Do all of this while the laptop is turned off.
Now go ahead and turn the laptop back on and go into the bios. Once in there it should show you the dvd drive, if it does show it to you then reboot into windows and then the drive should show up into my computer and you should be able to play dvd and cd's again.
If your drive doesn't show up in the BIOS then reset defaults and then reboot the laptop back into windows. If it still doesn't show up in there then you have a bad dvd drive.
hah. last time i had this happen it was hardware failure on the cd/dvd drive... i hope this isnt the case!
these drives always have satisfactory drivers in windows itself. in your device manager, (control panel--> system-- hardware tab--device manager), does it show your drive in the right place? or is it below in the yellow question mark category indicating that there's a problem?
from your descrition, it sound a bit like you have a bad disk in there not a bad drive, but that's just a guess at this point.
in the device manager, if you "uninstall" your drive, on reboot, the drivers will be installed again ( I assume you have windows xp?). this may help refresh your drivers...
I remember in an older laptop, I upgraded to windows xp service pack 3, and it was that service pack that made my drive at weird, so i went back to sp2