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CD-RW driver disappeared

My optical drive disappeared on windows exporer and I cant find it anywhere. The driver is still working but nothing happens when I put something on it. Please help me.

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Try uninstalling it with device manager and then rebooting and installing it again, may need to find driver again

device manager>right click my computer>manage>left menu find device manager

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Check the cable connections to your optical drive..it must have loosen up

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