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My Dvdrw driver drive dissapeared off my pc and is nowheres to be found, how can I re-install it ?

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Hello there.

In windows you generally do not require to install drivers for things like optical drives. It sounds like maybe the power or data cable inside the computer has came loose.

So you would need to either check the insides the computer (with the power off) to make sure the power and data are connected. You will see below the pictures of each type of cable, so you can check the DVD is plugged in.

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This is a picture of the back of the DVD drive, notice the 2 cables plugged in. These are the cables you need to check are plugged in. Once you verify these are plugged in, turn on the computer and watch for any errors, then hopefully the drive should just re-appear.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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Try first restarting Windows.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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    Ginko Jul 14, 2008

    There is nothing to re install, dvd units (including DVD RW) do not need drivers, and normally they are automatically recognized and controlled by Windows through BIOS, with no need for additional drivers.
    Sometimes Windows may lose control on some of the drives, and the undetected drive will not be displayed in my computer.
    Often you solve this just restarting computer.
    On some BIOS a disk drive autodetect can also help fixing it.

    If the drive still does not appear, then you fix this either reinstalling Windows, when it is a system problem, or replacing driver or checking/replacing connection cable if it is hardware problem.




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    Ginko Jul 14, 2008

    Note : If you touched your computer hardware before this happened,for example replacing a drive, then it is likely to be a problem with connectors or Slave/Master settings.

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