Help! my laptop does not detect my 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

Unistall the drive in the device manager. Restart the computer. Windows will reinstall the drive itself. This should correct your problem.