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Have just got a samsing laptop r60 plus. the disk drive is not listed as hardware on the computer. when put a disk drive in can hear it spinning and the light is on but nothing happens. cannot find it in my computer or control panel. dont know what to do please help!

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One thing you could do is this: Right click my computer and select "manage" then a window will open. Click on "Disk managemant". To the right you should see various disk drives listed and partitions. If you see one that is "black" and that tells you "unknown volume" or something similiar, right click on it and either select initialize the drive, or "partition" the drive. NB OR::: If you can see a partition that is unknown to you that is equal to the new disk drive that you have purchased, it might be that the drive letter assigned to it is conficting with one that is already installed on your system. In that case, right click on that partition or drive in the computer management app, in the disk management section and select, "change drive letter or path" to specify a UNIQUE drive letter for your new disk drive.

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