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It may be a case of junking it, especially if it is old.

You could, however try....

right click 'my computer' then select 'properties'

on the new box that appears choose 'hardware' from the tabs along the top then choose 'device manager'

A new box will open which lists all of your system hardware. Have a look for an entry which says DVD/CD-rom Devices

click on the + next to it and it will list the disc drive that is installed. double click on the drive and then choose 'drivers' from the tabs along the top, click uninstall and follow all the directions. Once done re-boot the laptop. Windows should find the drive and automatically install it for you.

One other thing you could try is to make sure the drive is located in the bay properly, by pushing it in. Although it is unlikely to have come out as laptop drives are held in by a screw.

If this does not work then maybe it will be time to buy a new drive!

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