Ok guys, I’m hoping you can help me here. I’ve got a Gateway laptop runnign vista I bought not six months ago. Now here’s the issue. My dvd/cd disk drive vanished from my device manager and won’t read or even register as existing.
I know it isn’t a hardware problem because I got it to work last night thanks to a microsoft quickfix download thing, but when I booted my laptop up today, no dice, its gone again, and the quickfix says it already did what its supposed to do. Now I tried system restoring a week ago, no dice, I tried doing a “sfc /scannow” in my run program, no dice, and I’ve tried to manually find the driver, but i have no idea what to call the drive, and I can’t ask my device manager obviously. The only thing that shows up is my virtual clonedrive for mounting .iso files.
Now typically I know what I’m doing with computers, but I’m stumped. Any advice will be tried and appreciated.