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Dvd-rom icon missing

I don't have dvd-rom icon under the file "my computer" and the computer doesn't show any response to dvd/vcd. it happened when i was once watching dvd. i also checked data cable and electric supply. the secondary IDE also shows no device installed. please help!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon missing

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(1) Check bios for detection if detected continue the following steps else DVD is gone or you can remove test it in other system.

(2) You can manually DVD from control panel by clicking add new hardware wizard, continue the step.

(3) last option try install your operating system agin.

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Http://aumha.org/downloads/cdgone.zip (cd-gone download) this will fix your missing dvd/cd drive problem. there's a read me file included if you want to read what it does.

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