Help ! laptop does not detect cd dvd drive

hello, when i insert the a cd or dvd in my laptop, the drive become undectable, and the icon in “my computer” disaapear. i have to restart my laptop every single time for the laptop to detect the drive. please help! thanks alot. i have a dell laptop w/ vista by the way

Please don’t cross-post; this thread closed. Your other identical thread is kept open in the Newbie forum here:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f34/help-my-laptop-does-not-detect-my-dvd-drive-234070/