I have a gateway computer....several yeas old, but still fast. I restored the computer and when it recovered there were a few programs missing and some drivers. Well, I got that all repaired but the CD-Rom will not work at all..not even a tiny bit. At first I could still get the disks out by using a paper clip to open it manually, but now that wont even work. I have never seen such a dead CD-Rom in all my life, so what the hell should I do? I can get an external CD-Rom, but I would really like this to work if at all possible. This thing has no power and no way to make it work...but the device manager still shows that it is working properly and all the drivers are there. Is this a hardware issue, a firmware issue, a software issue, or a registry issue?
Edited by hamluis, 28 April 2011 - 05:32 PM.
Moved from Vista to Internal Hardware.