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Old 03. May 2010, 04:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question cd rom

my cd rom is no longer found on my computer i don't know what happened
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Old 03. May 2010, 05:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This can be caused by a lot of different things. Possibly a Windows error, a Windows update conflict, the drive failing physically, a faulty connection between it and the mother-board etc, etc.

One way to narrow it down a bit is to see if it is recognized at system boot. You may be able to watch the on-screen info as the computer boots and see if your CD/DVD is mentioned anywhere. The other choice is to enter the bios setup at boot and see if it is listed there. Even a third choice is to put a bootable disk in the drive and see if anything happens with it at boot up.

If the drive does not show up at boot time, then may be a physical problem with the drive, the power or data cable going to the drive, of the mother-board.

Try these things and let us know the results.
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