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I have an Dell Dimension E520 Desktop and i have the DVD/CD drive for it. But for some reason, the driver stopped working, it has power still on, i can open the tray and close it, the green light also lights up when you close it, like its reading the file, but after 30 seconds the light goes out again. I've tried to find the hardware again and install new drivers, but i cant find it on hardware properties.

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This fix it tool from microsoft should resolve
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6169039-cd_dvd_drive_disappears_in_windows

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