CD/DVD ROM drives don't show up in device manager

vbimport

#1

Hello .

My computer can not show me the CD/DVD ROM . It used to show me some time back but this time around the icon has been removed from my computer. In device manager their is no sector for cd/dvd rom drives. I went to delete the upper and lower registry values but they weren’t there . so i couldn’t run a cd.


#2

Hi arlindd, welcome to the forum!

Have you made any changes to the computer recently? What computer and operating system are you using?

Does the drive tray open and close normally?


#3

Hi thanks for reply!

I don’t think i made any changes recently ! other things actually works fine except this one with cd ( unable to read/burn any cd’s on my computer.) ?

I am using Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Yes the Drive tray open and close normally !


#4

Go into the bios at startup, and see if the drive shows up there. You may want to open the case and re-plug the data and power connectors at the drive and motherboard to ensure it is not a loosened plug. It may just be that the drive has died. Do you have another machine you could install it in to test it? Is this a laptop or desktop?