Why doesn't my external cd-rw drive show up as a drive?

Question

I recentley bought a memorex cd-rw external drive. All the programs are installed and run and the unit comes on. The unit does not show up as a drive, I tried adding new hardware to add a drive, but I have not been able to get it to come up. I have tried just about everthing I can think of.

Answer

This question was answered on August 7, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This probably means that the computer does not recognize the brand of the cd-rw or the model it is Re-installing it should correct the problem, so it will show up in the My Computer folder.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 7, 2003