Teac DVD-rom Laptop problem

Hey all, I’ve been pulling out what little hair I have left…for some odd reason, my HP Pavilion Laptop ze4947wm seems to have lost it’s id and I cannot read from it. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, but to no avail. It claims I have the latest driver, but it refuses to load. it is a Teac DW-224E-A ATA drive. Any ideas how I can get it to show up in My Computer and read again? All help is appreciated!
Chaz :sad:

Its probably dead.

Try to boot from it!

Is the drive seen in Device Manager, perhaps with a yellow exclamation mark next to it?

If so, what’s the error code when you click the properties of the drive?