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Cdroms not showing up in My Computer

All of a sudden my Cdroms have disappeared from My computer device manager says that they are there but the drivers are corrupted.

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You need to re-install your drivers. What model/brand cd-roms do you have

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It happens sometimes restart the PC if the it not solves the problem then foloow the below instructions.

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I know you can see it in the device manager you need to set the drive to ACTIVE while your in the disk
How many drives are you currently using. If you have a HD or CDrom drive that's using Drive letter F or G, try going to your device manager and changing the F or G to a higher letter. Sometimes when you plug a usb in, it tries to take one of those. If the usb shows after that, you can change it to a higher drive letter and then change your other drive back to the original one.
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