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Cd & Dvd Drives Disappeared


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#1 smilesmommy2

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 11:56 AM

All of a sudden my CD & DVD drives both disappeared from My Computer.

When I go to diskmgmt.msc the drives are not listed

When I go to sysdm.cpl There is not a category listed for DVD/CD Rom drives

Where do I start, what could possibly make both drives disappear at the same time.

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 12:27 PM

There are many things that could cause this. Does a reboot get them recognized? Are they recognized in the BIOS (the DOS-like boot screen before Windows starts to load)?

Could you have malware on the system? You can do a double-check on your system's protection by using this free online scan: http://safety.live.com/

Have you added/updated anything on your system recently?
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 02:03 PM

A reboot does not help.

How do I check to see if they are recognized in the BIOS?

I ran the scan, it only found some registry erros, and fixed them. I rebooted and still no drives.

I haven't changed anything on the computer recently.

Thanks again for your help.

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 05:51 PM

You enter the BIOS (usually by pressing "Del" as the system first starts) and then go into the main screen to see what drives are listed. To help you, please let us know the exact make and model of your computer so that we can find the proper settings for it.
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