CD/DVD drive not working

Everything was working fine until last saturday. for some reason i cannot use my CD/dvd drive. i can open and close the drawer but the pc no longer recognises that i have them. They are not listed in ‘my computer’ either.

I have tried system restore, checking with windows explorer, virus check and i have looked inside to see if any cables have come loose.

I need help…any ideas

Thanks for your time

Welcome to cdfreaks.
Have you looked in device manager to see if it is reported there and while you’re there look at the ide tab and make sure that it is reporting working ok.