Go to Device Manager
, click on the "+" sign to the left of IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers
You will see two listings:ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them and click Uninstall
, then Confirm
The Controllers will be automatically reinstalled after restarting your computer.
If the above won't help, most likely, you need a new drive.
If this doesn't work, try this...
One of these may help:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116'
> CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows .
Restart computer afterward.
The popular CDGONE
patch. CD drives may vanish in Windows Explorer, Device Manager, etc. if a third-party CD-burning package has been uninstalled and Registry references for some code modules arenít removed successfully. This patch and a reboot usually will restore the missing drives.
Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive
Scroll down the page to Restore Missing CD Drive
. Click on this to start the download.
Double click on cdgone.zip
to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg
, click Merge
Accept registry merge.