Where is my drive and it's icon?

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I HAVE SOME HOW REMOVED CD-ROM FROM WINDOWS 95 I DO'NOT HAVE A ICON FO IT IS THERE ANY WAY GETING IT BACK

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This question was answered on September 23, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Does the CD-Rom actually work even tho you have no Icon that displays in 'My Computer'? Does the tray open and close? I'll assume it does......

Did it get deleted and is in the Recycle Bin? If it is it can be restored.

My first inclination would be to have you go to Control Panel/Add New Hardware and highlight 'CD-Rom Controllers' and then click on 'NEXT' Follow the instructions to install/re-install these drivers This will ensure that your device is connected to your system

Go also to Contol Panel/System/Device Manager Enable ' View Devices by Type' and expand the CD-Rom directory If the system is recognizing a CD-Rom, it will be listed there by manufacturer and model Double-click the device and go to the settings tab Does it match to what you think/know it should be? Assign a drive latter or a range of drive letters that you want to apply to your CD-Rom Don't forget to restart your machine for any changes you make to take effect

Also check in 'MultiMedia' at the 'CD Music' tab to see if a particular drive is specified for playing CD music It may be pointing to an incorrect drive letter.

One more thing.... I've found that a utility, 'Tweak UI' (free and downloadable from ZDNet.com), has been invaluable in many respects One of the features I've found is an actual listing of available drive letters for my machine, and the ability to block them out! Aside from that feature, the 'send to' function has been priceless It allows not only copying folders/files across partitions, but moving them as well with only a couple of clicks, utilizing a browse function to ease the task.

Hope that helps,

Bill

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Posted by William of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on September 23, 2000