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My CD and DVD drives have disappeared

All of a sudden my CD and DVD drives have disappeared from my computer. They are no longer listed as drives. I have checked that they are plugged in correctly. Please help.

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  • Les Morrison
    Les Morrison May 11, 2010

    What OS are you using? IF its a Windows flavor you can run a slew of programs to to discover the issue my bet, If the hardware is ok, would be a registry error.

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There is not much that can go wrong with the drives. My suggestion is that probably you have something wrong with the power supply. Power supplies are multivoltage and if one should not work, then you could lose it from the list of installed tiems. How is the Hard Disk doing? Do you get good performance, memory and communications? After the voltages and connections on the power supply, please, even though they are re-chargeable and there is no reason to need replacement, check and verufy that the Mother Board Clock Battery has its specified voltage, which is 3VDC. I suggest you go to a Hardware store and buy a cheap (but good) DVOM (Digital Volt Ohm Milliammeter). You will use it to check all the voltages, as we said, plus you will have it handy to check and/or verify other voltages, connections and other tests. The last time I bought a very good one for US $ 3.95 (I believe now they go for about US $ 9.99. Question: in case you need more help from us, do you have separate CD and DVD drives? Because once you have the DVD you don't need the CD. Please, if you need any more help from us, give us the following Information: (1) The manufactuer's Name and Trade Name of the computer; (2) The Model Name and Number; (3) The identification number of the Mother Board. If you have trouble finding it, we will gladly help you. It is very important for our diagnosis. (4) A detailed accurate report of how the problem came into being, before the failure, during the failure and after it. WE need all the details you can think off. Something that you consider unimportant, may be the key to our solution. We thank you for considering our service. CONSTANTIN (arzconst)

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