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Drive Is Missing? I Need Help, Please!

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#1 ginastanley


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 05:54 PM

I'm no computer guru, by any means... and excuse my improper use of terminology, please. I have a major crisis right now.

I have Windows Vista.

I have played music CD's on my computer, ripped CD's to my computer, played games from a CD, and loaded pictures from a CD to my computer.

I went to put in a CD for one of my college courses the other day, and nothing was happening.

Today I went to put in a CD from WalMart-photos, and nothing happened again.

So I put a music CD in and opened Windows Media Player. I hit "play" and a messaged popped up, saying something about I must have that device/drive to play CD's.

WELL.... I DID have it! What happened to it?

As I just paid for my books and the rest of my tuition, I need to try to steer away from a computer shop... which is why I'm coming here from help.

Could anyone pleeease help me?! =)

I would appreciate it soo soo much!

thank you-

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 02:29 AM

Have you work on or moved the computer recently? The IDE cable may have come loose inside of the computer.
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:15 AM

Is the drive listed when you open my computer? Go to control panel, system, hardware, device manager. Is the drive listed there? If so, right click it, properties, and uninstall it. Reboot your computer, Windows will find the drive, if it is connected properly, and reinstall it. Then see if it works. If not, you might need a new drive, they are not expensive and fairly easy to replace.

I don't know Vista, what I told you is for XP, but maybe the same with Vista.. :thumbsup:
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