Posted 30 June 2005 - 04:29 PM
What other things/peripherals/hardware is installed on this computer? Do you have another CD/DVD drive, USB or Firewire connected external drives, secondary hard disk? I'm thinking specifically of things that get a drive letter mapped to them here if you follow me.
I don't know if this applies to your case in particular but I have seen where, on a computer which has numerous devices and which gets upgraded with something else, sometimes the devices are in contention for a specific drive letter and you 'lose' a device that was working fine before.
If I'm right you should be able to go into the Computer Management console (right-click on your My Computer icon and choose Manage...) and resolve it by going into Storage and then Disk Management and then right-clicking what's currently using D: or E: (or whatever the CD-Rom used to be labeled) and "Changing Drive Letter or Path" to something on down the line. Then reboot and see if you old CD-Rom doesn't come back.
WARNING! You don't want to change a drive letter haphazardly! Don't even think about changing the C: drive. But your Zip drive doesn't necessarily care if it's the D: E: F: or G: drive for example.