CD-ROM recognition problem, after OS install

hi guys i have a problem with my pc . after i reinstall windows xp my com. doesn’t show cd dvd rom anymore . i cant find him not even in my com. properties in device manager … please can u tell my why?

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Are no drives listed or has the name changed? Assuming it’s an IDE drive, try deleting the IDE channels from Device Manager and rebooting. How did you reload the OS without a CD?