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DVD/CD-RW Driver Hi; I desperately need your help! My DVD/CD-RW Driver is missing. I go to My Computer, and all I see is 3 1/2 Floppy (A:) and Local Disk (C:). I inserted a few disks into my CD drive, and they will spin; but nothing will show up on my PC saying that it even recognizes the disk or the driver. I went to Dell and downloaded another driver onto a 3 1/2 Floppy, but the program on it will appear for two seconds, say ""...Checking CD-ROM Drive on Port...", and then disappear. Any help would be amazing!

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I see this problem quite often. Microsoft has a guide that will fix the issue.

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