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My DVD drive is no longer recognized

I have an Acer Aspire 5100, running Windows Vista.

My laptop has been functioning fine for upwards of a year and a half, but today I opened up My Computer and had only two drives - C and D. My DVD drive was completely gone.

I tried inserting a DVD, but nothing happened - whirring noises and blinking lights on the drive, but nothing showed up on the screen.

Please help!

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  • Tigeroovy Mar 22, 2009

    i've got pretty much the same issue.
    Except that for a little while before being completely non-recognized it would randomly be able to detect it, and even once in a while now it will see it.. but when it does see it the computer won't start up after a point.
    AND now my computer has decided to drop USB ports randomly, one I was using one night, then the next night when I turned it on it wouldn't recognize any devices plugged into it..
    and then when I was using it one day with my bluetooth receiver plugged into one partway through it decided to stop recognizing that one aswell..
    All the devices work in the other 2 ports, but now nothing will work in 2 of my 4 ports.


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Could be a cable has come loose or the reginal settings have been changed

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