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Computer is not recognizing my cd/dvd drive

I have uninstalled and reinstalled my d drive many many times over the last few days trying to force my computer to recognize my cd/dvd drive. It has worked on and off but it seems that every time I shut my computer down, it "looses" that drive again. This is getting very aggrevating as I have played with it for going on two hours tonight trying to get it working to download some pictures off of a cd I just got. I am lost as to what else to try, any suggestions?

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  • Kat929 Jan 20, 2008

    Thank you for your suggestion. I will try doing what you said as soon as I can get my hands on my CD's that came with the computer. We have moved 3 times in the last year and a half and they are still boxed up somewhere. As soon as I can locate them, I will try this and will post to let you know if it worked or not.



    Again, thank you.



    Kat

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Umm..Try install all the drivers of your system. the CD was enclosed in your system. if ever the cd is not work you should download the driver of your system.

or After installing a new windows do not restart your system until you finish all the driver installation and also the driver of your CD/DVD.

I 100% pinpoint that the your CD/DVD needs a driver. so install and you'll be fine.

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